lemonade stands gets fined

United States
June 17, 2011 10:30am CST
I don't remember which state it was in, but somewhere in the eastern U.S, some children opened a lemonade stand on a corner near where a golf tournament was being held. They were going to give half their proceeds to charity. The city came along and gave them a warning that they couldn't stay open because they didn't have a vendors license. Then when they stayed open they got a $500 fine! What is wrong with children trying to have some fun and make a few bucks! It isn't like its going to take business away from others or that it will be there for more than a few days. I remember when we were kids we would try to sell Kool-aid. It was more fun than profitable. But thats what kids do! Do you think it was wrong of the city to give these kids a $500 fine? What would you do if it was your kids?
2 responses
@petersum (4526)
• United States
17 Jun 11
Yes, you can't sell anything in the street anymore. Here it's a one thousand Euro fine! I would hate to be a kid today!
• United States
20 Jun 11
Times certainly have changed from when I was a kid. I feel bad for the kids today. They have no idea what being a kid is because people won't let them just be a kid!
@edb225112 (125)
• United States
17 Jun 11
It is more important to view what this means in the larger context. Government and our political leaders want to control our lives and our beliefs. Those kids needed to learn that only the government can tell us what is good for us and give us permission as to what we can do. That is a sad place to be in a country where free enterprize and open markets are suppose to exist. If these kids were my kids- I would send them out every day and stand there, accept the tickets and call the news. I would then start a drive to change the city council, take the city to court about the behavior, (although I hate this option as it has no self actualization to it.) People who find this outragious, must start to take action and demand some common sense and liberty.
• United States
20 Jun 11
I agree. The government is trying to run our lives too much and we need to take a stand!