Okay, I get it. The title of this post sounds like an advertisement for Country Time Lemonade. Guilty, as charged. Why? Because a corporation is finally taking a stand against the regulation nation for their young customers and parents who children receive fines for selling lemonade on a hot summer day to thirsty welcoming customers.
Country Time Legal-Ade is offering to fines received by parents received by their children for not having a permit to sell lemonade.
For the past several years, cities and towns across the United States have declared war on a summertime tradition that enables the child entreprenur to earn a little pocket change while they are on summer vacation.
By use of government regulations put into place by collectivists, the nanny state works overtime every summer to shut down lemonade stands operating without a permit thus denying children the opportunity to earn a little pocket change and experience the free market.
In addition, to Country Time paying fines received for not having a permit to sell lemonade, as noted on the Country Time Legal-Ade website, the program which began on June 7, 2018 is:
Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. (including D.C.), who are the parents or legal guardians of a child 14 years of age or younger operating a lemonade stand. Program ends 11:59pm ET on 8/31/18 or when $60,000 worth of offers have been awarded, whichever comes first….
The offer is is limited to one (1) one per person, email address or household.
Some children sell lemonade, iced tea or kool-aide so that they can earn enough money for a new pair of sneakers, a bicycle, pair of skates or for charity while others just want a little change in their pocket to buy an ice cream cone from the ice cream truck.
For many children, a lemonade, iced tea or kool-aide stand is the only way to make that happen.
Adding to all of the above, lemonade stands have long been part of the American landscape and summer tradition and it seems to me that the same bureaucracy at war with lemonade stands have also declared war on our tradition.
H/t BizPac Review