Let’s say that the State of Texas is constitutionally required to establish and make suitable provision for the support and maintenance of free strawberry cheesecake ice cream to all K-12 age children.
The State of Texas takes it a step further and compels by law that all K-12 age children eat a healthy portion of the strawberry cheesecake ice cream every day for 180 days of the year.
That’s all good and well, if you like strawberry cheesecake ice cream.
But what if you don’t like the one state-provided, mandated frozen dessert? That’s a problem. And it’s a problem on two different levels: personal and political.
At the personal level, you, for any number of reasons, may not like strawberry cheesecake ice cream, and at the political level only politicians, not you, can make desired changes.
After much time and political wrangling, the State of Texas gives its citizens two additional choices: homemade ice cream (you’re on your own) and a state-provided charter ice cream (i.e., almost any flavor one cares to create).
Everyone is happy.
Unfortunately, not everyone wins, nor is everyone is happy, and as illogical as this may sound, that’s just fine with the government.
Why? The answers are with Part III.