In Portland, Oregon, a seven-year old girl had her lemonade stand shut down by authorities for not having a license. Now, while you may think this was slightly overdone by the authorities, she can not open the business unless she pays $120 for a license. Wait a second, $120! What seven-year old has that kind of money to spare? If I were this girl, I would have gathered my group of friends, headed down to City Hall, and protest the hell out of these thugs…call it the Lemonade Party!
What has our country come to that we are placing excessive regulations on small business owners? Haven’t they heard of free enterprise? Evidently not, rather, it seems like the police state is alive and well by creating more bureaucracy and threatening liberties to thrive in society.