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Activists to take on Capitol Hill: Lay off our milk, lemonade
The Washington Times ^ | August 16, 2012 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 08/18/2012 2:23:25 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Milk and lemonade may seem like the staples of youthful innocence, but on Saturday a group of activists hope to turn them into the tools of protests when they take to the Capitol to demand the government stop interfering in sales of fresh milk and stop shutting down kids’ lemonade stands.

The Raw Milk freedom Riders and Lemonade Freedom Day, two separate groups that each want the government out of their transactions, are unifying their voices, saying that together they can drive home a message that the government should butt out.

“This issue is not just about raw milk and it’s not just about lemonade. It’s about every individual’s right to consume the food of their choice,” said Robert Fernandes, founder of Lemonade Freedom Day.

The food freedom movement has grown dramatically in recent years, spurred by consumers looking for alternatives to supermarkets and big-brand items — and has faced pressure from local authorities, in the case of lemonade stands, and from federal authorities in the case of milk.

The Food and Drug Administration has deemed unpasteurized milk harmful and, while it cannot interfere with sales in the 30 or so states that allow them, it can prevent farmers, stores and coops from selling across lines to states where fresh milk is illegal.

In one now-famous 2011 incident, a Food and Drug Administration investigator conducted a sting operation on an Amish farmer in Pennsylvania who sold milk to a coop in Washington and the surrounding suburbs, eventually shutting his operation down.

Lemonade stands, meanwhile, have run afoul of local ordinances that require health and safety licenses, leading to unseemly confrontations between police and young children manning roadside stands.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 112th; foodpolice; lemonade; nannystate; protest; rawmilk

1 posted on 08/18/2012 2:23:31 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Eric Blair 2084; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; traviskicks; bamahead; CSM; ...

Milk, milk, lemonade; around the corner’s where . . . oh, never mind.

Nanny State PING!


2 posted on 08/18/2012 2:26:08 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

How about...just lay off and adhere to the enumerated powers in Article 1, Section 8. I can dream can’t I?


3 posted on 08/18/2012 2:27:26 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

We should find other electric companies too. Here in Texas our electricity has been shut down 6 times this week. I guess they don’t think we know it takes more electricity to power them back up than leave them on and of course we pay more.


4 posted on 08/18/2012 2:27:46 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Individual farmers and child lemonaide stand operators should just declare themselves union members and pay dues to themselves. The government wouldn’t touch them.


5 posted on 08/18/2012 2:29:03 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (If you fear Obama, you'll vote for Romney. If you fear God, you won't.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Not all Lemonade stands are equal:

Those allowed include Raising money for left-wing causes, donating to the Democrat party or operated by ‘protected’ groups as determined by the government along with the media and academia.


6 posted on 08/18/2012 2:30:30 PM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
General Washington and all the soldiers fought in the Revolutionary War; did so to form a government that could one day regulate children's lemonade stands.
7 posted on 08/18/2012 2:30:46 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Too bad he ain’t still around. He’d take a flamethrower to the city named for him.


8 posted on 08/18/2012 2:34:07 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“where fresh milk is illegal.”

That is just crazy!


9 posted on 08/18/2012 2:37:17 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It’s pathetic we are even having a conversation like this in our country.

Oh well, we let it happen.


10 posted on 08/18/2012 2:42:19 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

“He’d take a flamethrower to the city named for him.”

You betcha...


11 posted on 08/18/2012 2:50:39 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I hope this teaches kids real early the dangers of big government, and the benefits of free trade and capitalism.

And wakes up their parents.


12 posted on 08/18/2012 4:52:55 PM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


13 posted on 08/18/2012 8:54:34 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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