Anarchists Back Lemonade Stand Girl, Get Into the Illicit Lemonade Biz

lemonLinda O’Keefe – Forget the Tea Party: Here comes The Lemonade Revolt!

Drowning in its own red tape and bureaucracy, our government is out of control. This lemonade stand story may seem like a trivial story, however it sums up the state of the United States Government. Because of progressive policies, entrepreneurs, no matter how young or small, are being targeted by the government.

When a child can no longer operate a lemonade stand without being harassed by a government bureaucrat, I’d say we have arrived at the tipping point.

WAKE UP, AMERICA! Capitalism is under attack and it’s the democrats who are leading the charge.


Anarchists Back Lemonade Stand Girl, Get Into the Illicit Lemonade Biz

By Katherine Mangu-Ward

By now, you’ve probably heard the story of the little girl in Portland who set up a lemonade stand and was promptly accosted by health department officials who threatened her with a $500 fine for operating an “food establishment” without the required $120 temporary restaurant license. The girl wound up crying her eyes out, becoming a talk radio sensation, and eventually eliciting an apology.

But it’s not over yet. The girl happened to have been lucky enough to set up shop next to a bunch of anarchists at the now-notorious Portland street fair. After advising her to change her sign so that she was asking only for donations—thus potentially dodging the health department fizz, the anarchists tried to rally the crowd to her cause. 

Now they’re going a step further, with a plan to stage an event on the last Thursday of the month. They’ve set up a Facebook group to celebrate and promote their “Lemonade Revolt”:

We are proposing a lemonade bloc next last thursday. Get together with your friends and family and come up with a creative lemonade. Rosemary, lavender, mint, honey, agave, mate, carob, what the fuck ever you can come up with, show up early on alberta and 25th to 26th streets around 11 or 12 in the daytime, set up a table and offer lemonade for donation, or free. We should fill the entire bloc with lemonade stands! The state will come, but we will NOT leave. We will fill the streets with dance and revelry in the spirit of last thursday’s origins, an autonomous, anarchistic freak show that reclaims the streets, the neighborhoods and our lives.

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