Skip to comments.Activists to take on Capitol Hill: Lay off our milk, lemonade
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 its not just about lemonade. Its about every individuals 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.
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Milk, milk, lemonade; around the corner’s where . . . oh, never mind.
Nanny State PING!
How about...just lay off and adhere to the enumerated powers in Article 1, Section 8. I can dream can’t I?
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.
Individual farmers and child lemonaide stand operators should just declare themselves union members and pay dues to themselves. The government wouldn’t touch them.
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.
Too bad he ain’t still around. He’d take a flamethrower to the city named for him.
“where fresh milk is illegal.”
That is just crazy!
It’s pathetic we are even having a conversation like this in our country.
Oh well, we let it happen.
“Hed take a flamethrower to the city named for him.”
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.
Thanks for the ping!