I can remember when I was a kid, going down to visit my uncle in Duluth. While the adults were all in the house visiting, my cousins went out front where they had set up their own lemonade stand. I’d never done anything like this before, and I remember it being a lot of fun. When the lemonade was gone, we split the money that was earned three ways, and we went to the neighborhood store where we spend it on candy.
Years later, I see that things haven’t changed all that much. Kids still set up lemonade stands. Some of them use the money to buy something that they really want. Others, on a more altruistic level, use the money they earn to help others.
New here’s the part that really burns me!
Kids are being arrested, and their lemonade stands are being shut down because they don’t have a permit. It’s is apparent that the cities where these kids live are upset because they aren’t getting their share of the profits.
Are these kids some kind of threat to national security, or for that matter, the security of the cities where they live? Don’t the police officers who committed this crime, and yes, I call it a crime, have anything better to do with their time? We have nutcases running around shooting up nightclub and school, but these pathetic yucks would rather harass kids over a lemonade stand. Maybe it would have been a different story of the lemonade stands they busted had served donuts too.
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