From Tiffany Gabbay, on The Blaze.com:
This story was all over the internet yesterday and today it’s even in the Toronto Star. Here’s the scoop:
“MIDWAY, Ga. (AP/The Blaze) — 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….”
3 responses to “What do raw milk and lemonade have in common? — gov’t over-regulation!”
The democratic argument here is; we owe no allegiance to rules, laws, or rulers who governed without consent. This law is an example of bad laws. Who passed this one anyway (our children cannot sell Lemonade)? Or slipped it in? The majority of us would not agree to this. Therefore the law should be overruled. Change it or break it. Period. Go to the town and change the law. The mother who smiled and grinned is just another passive sheep following the dumb leadership. I almost did not comment on this one but it was so wrong to see this happen, I just had to comment. Meanwhile, too many people here are afraid to comment because they fear for what the establishment can do to them. It is getting like communism here. Fight or die. Time to establish more a Universal Right of Conscience. Toleration is not the opposite of Intolerance, but is the counterfeit of it. Both are despotisms. The one assumes to itself the right of withholding Liberty of conscience, and the other of granting it. The one is the pope armed with fire and faggot, and the other is the pope selling or granting indulgences. The former is Church and State, and the latter is Church and traffic.
But Toleration may be viewed in a much stronger light. Man worships not himself, but his Maker; and the liberty of conscience which he claims, is not for the service of himself, but of his God. In this case, therefore, we must necessarily have the associated idea of two beings; the mortal who renders the worship, and the Immortal Being who is worshipped. Toleration, therefore, places itself, not between man and man, nor between church and church, nor between one denomination of religion and another, but between God and Man; between the being who worships, and the being who is worshipped, and by the same act of assumed authority by which it tolerates man to pay his worship, it presumably and blasphemously sets itself up to tolerate the almighty to receive it.
If also we view this matter in a temporal sense, we shall see the ill effects it has had now on the prosperity of nations. The prosperity of our communities.
How much are you, are we, going to tolerate? No more smiles and grins. It is time for patriots to come forward or stand still to piss in your own pants.
Pick up a copy of The Rights of Man and Common Sense by Thomas Paine. Read any page and learn and see what makes sense.
Real Milkmen for Freedom
How much are we willing to tolerate?
There is a good group doing good works called Food Democracy Today.
Check it out.
And PS, the man who had the guts to be frank and stop beating around the bush said, “Support the local food movement. Tell the USDA to stop colluding with Big Ag today!” He writes about the USDA and Big AG conspiring to implement a set of rules that favors giant industrial growers while placing smaller, diversified farms at risk. Known as the National Leafy Green Marketing Agreement, this set of rules is designed by industrial producers to protect their market share while harming their main competition, the growing local and organic food movement.
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