As Usual, the Government Turns Lemonade Into Lemons

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Seven children (including two 5-year olds!!) were caught red-handed—or, in this case, yellow-handed—selling lemonade without a permit. The scofflaws’ illegal “hooch” stand was shut down—only to be opened again when the Keystone Kops did a little research (I didn’t even know they could read) and found out that it is legal for children under the age of 16 to sell lemonade without State sanction a permit. Phew!!

As I always say (paraphrasing Chief Justice John Marshall): “The power to license is the power to control.”

[Thanks to Mike Peinovich]

12:20 pm on May 27, 2010