This was not “the law’ that shut down Skylar Roberts and company. These are thugs. Every human being is free to engage in economic activity as she or he sees fit. When other people force your decisions upon you, that is exploitation and slavery. The bottom line here is that two or three big people with guns stopped 3 young girls from achieving their goals in a peaceful way. That’s the only thing that matters.
My son sold lemonade at the Porcupine Freedom Festival in Lancaster, New Hampshire last month. He reached his goal. He proposed a business and made it happen (we helped him of course). He served lemonade fresher, purer and healthier in a serving size and for a price you simply can not find elsewhere. His customers raved about the product! And sent more customers.
He earned not just dollars and silver, but also self-confidence and self-esteem. He proposed and he disposed. For a 5 year old, that’s quite a life lesson and I can already see the change in him. Every day he is proposing more and more productive projects.
The thugs in this video stopped these girls from reaching that very worthy goal. This needs to stop. I propose a national, nay, international, union of child lemonade vendors. Together and in contact, we can network. We can be stronger. When the police come to shut you down, we can flood them with phone goals and publicity. Cockroaches don’t like sunlight, but lemons certainly do!
Who wants to lead this project?
4 replies on “Lemonade Stand Kids Need a National Union”
The shocking thing was the “$50/day!” cost of a business license. Could this be true?
I paid $5/year for my license in Waveland MS in the 70’s.
The inflation calculator at the link below says that $5 in 1970 buys what $30 today buys. So, yeah, $50 wouldn’t be unexpected.
George, That was $5/YEAR, not $5/day in the 70’s.
$50/day is equivalent to about $12,600 per year.
Quite a difference, no, amigo?
Ah, missed the difference in time measurement. You’ll find no argument here. The idea that you need an unrelated third party’s permission to engage in economic activity with your fellow man is ridiculous.