In our “Brave New World,” we are witnessing the death of the lemonade stand.?? John Stossel writes:
In Midway, Ga., a 14-year-old girl and her 10-year-old sister sold lemonade from their front yard. Two police officers bought some. But the next day, different officers ordered them to close their stand.
Their father went to city hall to try to find out why. The clerk laughed and said she didn’t know. Eventually, Police Chief Kelly Morningstar explained, “We were not aware of how the lemonade was made, who made the lemonade and of what the lemonade was made with.”
Mr. Stossel conducted an experiment.?? He attempted to open a lemonade stand.?? You will not believe how much red tape one has to cut through.? Read about it here.
LibertyandProsperity.org’s third liberty principle is:
III. Make tax and zoning laws fair, simple, and applied equally to everyone.
Test it yourself.?? Are the laws and regulations governing lemonade stands in your town fair, simple, and applied equally to everyone??? Let us know by commenting on this story.
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