In a show of government thuggery at its best, Capitol Hill Police arrested people for the dastardly crime of "selling illegal lemonade" on Capitol Hill.
I was particularly impressed with the one female cop who repeatedly abused anyone having the audacity to film her stupidity in live, living color. This badge-packing bitch ought to be ashamed of herself, as should every other of the so-called "peace officers" enforcing another stupid anti-freedom ordinance.
Official goons come in all shapes and sizes, it seems, and a badge and a gun makes even the average woman feel invincible.
Cops like this particular female clearly have their bureaucratic mindset locked firmly in place:
The RULES are more important than PEOPLE
How did America, who began her march into history as the freest nation on Earth, get to the place where the simple act of opening a lemonade stand has become an act of Civil Disobedience?
How did America come to this place where the simplest of summer activities (not to mention a show of good neighbourliness), the corner lemonade stand, became a crime across this once-free land?
Have we fallen so far from common sense and decency that citizens feel compelled to resort to Lemonade Freedom Day to protest the ever-growing thuggery of the State?
Three people, Meg Mclain, K.N. Dill and Will Duffield, were arrested, placed in handcuffs and taken away by Capitol Police.
A spokes-critter for the Capitol Police said the three were charged with failure to obey a police officer, unlawful conduct and vending without a permit.
Below is a report from the protest and a video of official thuggery in action...
In response to a recent wave of lemonade stand shut downs and harassment of children over such petty regulations as are used to shut them down, several activist gathered at the west lawn of the capitol in Washington, DC to sell lemonade and were arrested.
While the officers were technically on solid "legal" ground in shutting down the stand, they behaved inappropriately by any standard numerous times, using intimidation tactics on protestors and observers, and harassing members of the professional media.
The willingness with which children and tourists participated by purchasing lemonade in disobedience of the police instructions is an indicator of how little respect the general public has for government in general, and specifically police when enforcing unjust laws.
Gives me hope for America.
For those who are complaining about the public property not being used for its intended purpose, part of the point of this that the government should not be using public property for the glorification of government when it could be better used to serve public interests.