This is a grave over reach of government, as well as going against the American entrepreneur spirit of working towards a goal instead of asking for it, or worse, demanding it. The officer should have bought a glass and asked their fellow officers to patronize the cute street business instead of shutting it down. KGS
TINSC forwards the following story and adds: Didn’t the “Arab Spring” start over an incident like this in Tunisia?
Police in Ga. shut down girls’ lemonade stand
MIDWAY, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia have shut down a lemonade stand run by three girls trying to save up for a trip to a water park, saying they didn’t have a business license or the required permits.
Midway Police Chief Kelly Morningstar says police also didn’t know how the lemonade was made, who made it or what was in it.
The girls had been operating for one day when Morningstar and another officer cruised by.
The girls needed a business license, peddler’s permit and food permit to operate, even on residential property. The permits cost $50 a day or $180 per year.
One girl, 14-year-old Casity Dixon, says the three had to listen to police and shut down.
The girls are now doing chores and yard work to make money.
NOTE: No doubt if the Leftists had their way, doing chores and yard work would be illegal as well, there should be an investigation to find out who were the moron city council members who pushed for this kind of regulation.
The parents should have gotten a camera or used a cell phone to record the police shutting down the children’s lemonade stand. What an outrage. Video of it here.