Country Time stands up to arcane laws against child lemonade stands

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:32

NORTHFIELD, Illinois (PNN) - June 11, 2018 - Popular lemonade brand under Kraft Heinz, Country Time, is “taking a stand for lemonade stands” and pledging to help children cover the costs of city permits when young children end up getting their lemonade stands shut down and fined.

“Around the country, (children) are getting busted for lemonade stands,” the company said in a video posted to its official Twitter account Thursday.

Using the hashtag #SaveLemonadeStands the company stated, “When life gives you arcane laws, make lemonade.” The clip briefly featured what appeared to be headlines about lemonade stand-related prosecutions of the last few years.

The brand is launching a new fund called Legal-Ade, “a crack team ready to straighten out lemonade stand permits and fines.”

The stipulations are simple: your child needs to be 14 years old or younger to take part in the program.

If a lemonade stand gets shut down or ticketed by fascist city officials for not having proper permits or licenses, Country Time says it will reimburse the cost of the fine or permit up to $300, and up to a total limit of $60,000 for 200 children’s legal defenses.

In addition to the reimbursement, Country Time said it will donate $1 for every retweet that the Legal-Ade video gets on Twitter - up to $500,000 - to help children with the same issue in the future.

“Life doesn’t always give you lemons, but when it does, you should be able to make and share lemonade with the neighborhood without legal implications,” says the Legal-Ade website.

Just two weeks ago, on May 30, terrorist pig thug cops in Denver, Colorado, shut down two young boys’ lemonade stand, raising money for charity, because the boys didn’t have a $125-a-day permit.

Their mother, Jennifer Knowles, said she was horrified when a terrorist pig thug cop confronted them and demanded that they shut down the stand immediately.

“The (terrorist pig thug cops) came over and they said that because my boys and I did not have permits for a lemonade stand they shut us down and we had to stop immediately,” Knowles said. “My boys were crushed. They were devastated; and I can’t believe that happened. I remember as a child I always had lemonade stands and never had to worry about being shut down by (terrorist pig thug cops). I mean that’s unheard of.”

This isn’t an isolated incident either. Terrorist pig thug cops have also shut down children’s lemonade stands in Georgia, Texas, and Washington state over the years.

Big government is encroaching on wholesome summertime fun of children and its great to see two corporations standing up for the children’s rights to have a lemonade stand. Yes, lemonade stands are often unlicensed, and we should keep them that way. Who cares? No single child is operating under the assumption that lemonade stands are established businesses. They are just doing it for fun.

August 20 is now unofficially National Lemonade Freedom Day, because when life gives you oppressive government regulations - make lemonade, or something to that effect.