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Show us your papers: City shuts 8-yr old's lemonade stand

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These stories might drive me over to Ron Paul's camp. Government is supposed to serve the people. It would help if they used common sense as they try to do their jobs. I believe in the notion of the commons and there are services that government is supposed to provide - our common defense, roads, fire and police protection (from real crime), education... health care. Code enforcement on lemonade stands - Not so much!

Shutting down an 8-year old's lemonade stand is about close to being a boneheaded decision ever made by a city official. Thank God, it was not in San Francisco though Chuck Nevius' story on former homeless Larry Moore shoe shine epic comes close.

Here's the story which I picked up listening to the radio: The story began Monday morning when Daniela Earnest and her stepmother, Marisa Earnest, set up shop in Tulare, California. Daniela wanted to save money to buy tickets for Disneyland. The lemonade was freshly squeezed and priced at $2 for a 32-ounce plastic cup. Richard Garcia, a Tulare Code Enforcement Officer, happened to be at the same intersection. Garcia told Daniela and her stepmother that their lemonade stand - on the corner of a busy intersection - was not safe and also that they needed a business license to sell lemonade.

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Thanks for the digg patriot

Thank you*))

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I want lemonade now!

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

I am so sick..

of these people...and the whole establishment.

Today as I amdriving home...I hit a pothole..a big one...the kind that rattles the fillings in your teeth, and then as I approach the intersection I notice these big expensive cameras peering at me from every direction and I am thinking..what the hell is going on? Did we vote for this? Keep in mind our city is bankrupt. How much did we spend on cameras to spy on ourselves? ...so I am thinking, shouldn't we re-install these cameras in the offices of the local government? Shouldn't we be watching them? What the hellis going on!

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Thanks for the link.

I would have looked Officer

I would have looked Officer Richard Garcia straight in the face and told him "Well, if it wasn't for all you Mexican's trying to sell fruit on the corners in California, we wouldn't have a problem with a little girl selling lemonade every now and again, would we?"

Don't get me wrong, I liked the fact when I lived in California that I could drive home from work and pick up a 5 lb bag of oranges and a dozen roses for my girlfriend and never even have to leave the car, but apparently some places like Tulare, which is an agricultural town and a TON of Hispanics .. has a problem with that, so I think they feel that if they allow a little girl to sell lemonade, then thats a case for them to be allowed to sell fruit in the center divider on a busy intersection.

Selective Enforcement - Good or Bad?

Rule of Law: good or bad?

You can't have it both ways. Are you advocating making exceptions for 8-year-olds? White ones with grandmothers?

Free trade is free trade. Either the activity is permitted or it isn't.

Blaming it on the officer is not fair (I didn't read it, but assume he didn't throw the 8 year old in jail).

If all the laws were enforced equally, the people would rise up and vote for changes. The problem is, they aren't. We let them pick us off one by one.

Be careful what you wish for.

IMissLiberty

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:(

Something un-American about shutting down a kid's lemonade stand.

VERY Un-American...

Little kids having a lemonade stand by the side of the road ranks right up there as being All-American along with apple pie & baseball!

Obama = O.ne B.ig A.ss M.istake A.merica

Obama = O.ne B.ig A.ss M.istake A.merica

as a Canadian...

I would marry you right away just to promote freedom in your country,...

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Aw, thank you sweet friend.

Just don't be lettin' the kids put up organic beer stands, though, ok? ;)

And why not??

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

Lol.

Ok, maybe a speakeasy in the treehouse.

Nothing like a little cider for the kids. ;-)

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

They will pry my lemon from my cold dead fingers!

How dare they! ship them off to Uberfarkistan.

My karma ran over your dogma~

My karma ran over your dogma~

Are 'code enforcers' armed?

If not, I can't see anyone other than an 8 year old responding to him.

I may not know the truth, but I know when I'm being lied to...

I may not know the truth, but I know when I'm being lied to...

I'm going to have to side with the code enforcer here, please

don't beat me :) The little girl opened up a stand on a busy intersection, not like we use to do it, in front of our house. You can't have little kids causing traffic jams or putting people in danger (large groups of people on a street corner waiting for lemonade) just so she can learn basic economics. The kid should do it old school and set up shop in front of the house or maybe even a park, but not a busy street corner. Sorry, I would shut her down too.

"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."

-Alexis de Tocqueville

"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."

-Alexis de Tocqueville

You Are Kidding Right?

this intersection appears to have stop lights ....
anyway - as all these kinds of stands ... no matter where they are found -
the drivers always pull up along - or off the side of the road -
give me a break!

No, not kidding, if the fruit vendors have to get a permit to be

there so should she. If you want to argue if there should not be a permit for anyone, then I can get on board with you, but the way it stands, the kid is in the wrong.

"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."

-Alexis de Tocqueville

"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."

-Alexis de Tocqueville

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OF COURSE there should not be a permit

required of anyone, so get on board!

Potlucks ?

What about church potlucks and extended family get togethers? Should the government regulate and license them too? I hear stories, but I would just as soon take my chances when I have a choice of home made strawberry pies.

well church potlucks should be banned, because churches offend

people, and we can't have that. So if there are no churches allowed then we don't have to worry about the potlucks. As for extended families, what is your definition. I'm sure the government can come up with a definition that will be twenty or so pages long that will make sure that it is only you and cousin or two who are allowed to come to the event. Maybe the government should ban families. Families could could cause resentment to those who don't have families and we can't have that either :)

"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."

-Alexis de Tocqueville

"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."

-Alexis de Tocqueville

this place

often there are fruit stands in that same spot same place...please read the entire article.

I think you need to relax and have a beer or two.

"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now deserves the love and thanks of man and woman." -- Thomas Paine

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I apologize about not knowing the fruit stand side of it,

and I will heed your advice on the beers :)

"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."

-Alexis de Tocqueville

"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."

-Alexis de Tocqueville

beer = vitamins B6 B12 and essential minerals

cheers*))

"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now deserves the love and thanks of man and woman." -- Thomas Paine

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

I feel the need for

some vitamin's B6 and B12 ;o)

cheers to you*))

Henri- this gulp of rum mixed with OJ is to you*))
FREEDOM*))

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Only Kool-Aid stands

are permitted without a license. :)