This Libertarian Site Is Taking a Firm Position - On Sidewalk Lemonade Stands

Reason writer Scott Shackford is not happy about the "petty local officials who shut down kids' front-yard lemonade stands because the little moppets don't have the right permits."


He highlighted a recent funding program by Country Time which includes paying the fines or permit fees kids incur from setting up lemonade stands.

Shackford admits that the corporation is really just engaging in a clever "press stunt" to boost its sales. But he calls the campaign "a reminder that these meddling local officials are not protecting public safety but interfering in people's lives for stupid reasons and demanding to be paid for the service."

Alrighty, then.

Country Time probably didn't expect the aggressive libertarian backing. But they will run the #SaveLemonadeStands campaign through August, in case your kid runs into legal trouble.

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