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.
Don Laird says
Oh its a lovely lovely world we live in……I feel so much safer now that these “Kool-Aid Kriminals” have been rounded up…..they were probably just terrorists anyway…
“Censorship of anything, at any time, in any place, on whatever pretense, has ?always been and will always be the last resort of the boob and the bigot.”?– Eugene O’Neill (1888-1953)
Censorship, prohibition, suppression, interference, meddling–call it what you will.
Hooray for the good people who disobey bad laws, regulations, policies, decrees, diktats–call it what you will.
This scenario sounds more like activist gun owners being arrested for seriously quarreling with government in protest of bad laws rather than a few youngsters and their parents arrested for making a statement to Liberate Lemonade on the Capitol Building lawn.
While I didn’t have the honor of sipping a refreshing glass of 10-cent lemonade, I am at this moment pleased to be having a refreshing, sardonic laugh.
The powers-who-be got backhanded this morning.
God, bless His heart, sent a warning volley across the bow on Tuesday, August 23, to the District of Criminals in the form of a 5.8 or 5.9 earth shake. His message was: “Do it again, you ‘just-following-orders’ dolts, kidnapping and cuffing youngsters for selling lemonade and taking them away in a paddy wagon, and I’ll send all the political whores and their badge-bearing bicycle brigades something not likely to be soon forgotten. Understand?”
Latest Earthquakes in the World – Past 7 days
Magnitude-5.9 quake rocks East Coast
But these anti-Christ Marxists sitting in high places in Washington are so very, very stupid that they don’t even know what causes earthquakes unless they sanction them and will no doubt put out their siren “he’s a terrorist, a threat to national security” alarm, then dispatch their goon squads to hunt down, arrest and torture God for uttering threats!
Good luck, you useless Marxist idiots!
Whereas the subject under immediate discussion is American-based, the same laws, regulations and policies are destined to visit a town near you, regardless of country, in the not-too-distant future due to the ubiquitous United Nations’ one-size-fits-all agenda that the United States willingly implements in its violent carrying forth of a One World Government.
These courageous Lemonade Liberators have the right idea. Fight back. Otherwise Lyle Myhr’s words will be ringing in everybody’s ears while watching with horror as world governments suspend our exercising of natural rights and freedoms.
“When they took the 4th Amendment, I was quiet because I didn’t deal drugs. When they took the 6th Amendment, I was quiet because I was innocent. When they took the 2nd Amendment, I was quiet because I didn’t own a gun. Now they have taken the 1st Amendment, and I can only be quiet.”?– Lyle Myhr
Reminiscent, isn’t it, of Clergyman Niemoeller’s famous message “First They Came For…” ?
“In Germany, they came first for the Communist, and I didn’t speak up because I
wasn’t a Communist.
“Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew.
“Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I didn’t speak up because I
wasn’t a Trade Unionist.
“Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up because I
was a Protestant.
“Then they came for me, and by that time nobody was left to speak up.”
— Luther Clergyman Martin Niemoeller