The government wants you to drink Coke. A student in Evans, Georgia, was suspended from school after wearing a Pepsi T-shirt on Coke day, an event created by school officials who wanted to win a $500 contest run by the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. The principal suspended the student because the student was showing disrespect. The student also ruined a school photo, an action that usually results in a 6 day suspension.School is supposed to be a place where you learn HOW to think, not WHAT to think. This incident shows you that the government will not tolerate alternative viewpoints. Students are brought into the school system at an early age to ensure that they immediately embrace the government’s opinions on every topic. Any original thoughts or actions will result in a lower grade or, if necessary, a suspension.
Libertarians will close all government schools, abolish the tax that pays for these schools, and allow parents to use their own money on the school they think is right for their child. In this competitive environment, private schools may try to get money from companies such as Coke, but the schools would probably not expel a student who is a paying customer.