Fox and Friends reports,
Recently a North Carolina pre-schooler was forced to eat chicken nuggets from the cafeteria, rather than her turkey sandwich and apple juice. The school’s excuse was that the homemade lunch did not meet USDA requirements. Now a second mom at that school is speaking out, saying that the food police did the same thing to her daughter. . . .
This time the unacceptable lunch consisted of a salami and cheese sandwich on a wheat bun, and an apple juice. The girl’s lunch was substituted with chicken nuggets, sweet potatoes, a bun and milk. Her mother says that she only ate the sweet potatoes and took “a bite” of the chicken nuggets. . . .
Zambrano told Steve Doocy what bothers her most is that the school “took it upon themselves to make the decision for me as a parent. We believe that we’re in a country where we’re allowed to [make] decisions for ourselves, and the fact that they take it away from us, what are they going to take away next?”
Except that’s not quite true. It’s a delusion, in fact. When you use public schools, you are doing at least two things that negate that very principle of making decisions ourselves (individual liberty!):
1) You’re using funds from coercive State taxation of other people to pay for the “free” schooling of your child.
2) You’re willfully giving your child to another adult in loco parentis—”in place of the parent”—who has the legal right to make to make such decisions for you.
So, ma’am, the school didn’t “take” that decision away from you. You gave it to them. No matter what you pack in the lunch box, you have still handed over your child to another person’s jurisdiction.
Meanwhile, you are the one who “takes”—from every property-tax payer in your State.
And everyone who endorses and uses public schools does the exact same things every day.
On the other hand, if you really want “a country where we’re allowed to [make] decisions for ourselves,” then fight for it. Pull your kids out of public schools and fight to end forced public funding of them.