(Chuck Muth) – One of the reasons unemployment continues to be so high today is that our government education camps devote their time and attention to teaching our youth how to be good employees instead of good self-employed entrepreneurs. After all, what if they grow up and, you know, make a profit or something. Oh, the horror!
But it’s even worse than that. As our friend Roger Hedgecock pointed out in a recent column, state and local governments around the country are actually waging war on lemonade stands, treating them as a sort of gateway drug to financial independence from government.
Fortunately, one man has had enough and is doing something about it.
“Selling lemonade is a great learning experience for kids,” writes Robert Fernandez. “They are being productive members of society. They are learning about money and running a small business. They are learning about supply and demand. The learning opportunities are endless.”
He concludes, very simply, that “Selling lemonade is not a crime.” Or at least, it shouldn’t be.
Alas, some government apparatchiks think otherwise. So to bring attention to the criminalization of lemonade stands, Mr. Fernandez has unilaterally declared this Saturday, August 20th, Lemonade Freedom Day!
“We need to send a message to everyone who is listening,” the father of two writes. “They cannot shut down the kids lemonade stands. If you do not have kids or do not want to set up your own lemonade stand, please support a local kid’s lemonade stand.”
For more information or to join and help expand Mr. Fernandez’s important effort nationwide, click here.