This Saturday Celebrate Your Lemonade Freedom!August 16th, 2012
You may remember the story from last summer where the All-American lemonade stand began landing munchkins into altercations with local law enforcement. Numerous stories rolled out soon after, and it had seemed that we had finally failed ourselves. I mean, what kind of world are we living in when our own children can’t take to the curb with their entrepreneurial instincts to make a few dollars? I don’t know if it’s just me, but I have always LOVED seeing children selling lemonade. It’s such a comforting feeling and makes me smile (or make a U-turn) every time I see it.
So activists naturally took it upon themselves to show how absurd this micromanagement of childhood activities was and set up a lemonade stand in the National Mall in DC. Actually, the winner of our Zoe Taylor Award, Meg McLain, helped spearhead this event. Since then a wave of excitement has exploded around the country, reinvigorating the passion for food freedom and civil disobedience. In fact, this year they have named August 18th “National Lemonade Freedom Day”. Activists and families across the country are calling to set up lemonade stands everywhere in an act to show the ridiculousness of fining children for selling little cups of lemonade.
Many believe it’s the government reaching in to make sure they get a piece of everyone’s pie, others think this is just another way to control what we put into our bodies, but no matter what the reasoning, it is unjust. Let the kids be kids, before this world has nothing of the sort left for them to enjoy. Build your lemonade stands this weekend. Sell your heart out, and if you believe in the cause, maybe even donate the money to a freedom organization of your choice? Or keep it for yourself and show your child the fruits of labor and innovation.
If you are planning a lemonade stand this weekend, tell us about it. Send us pictures next week, but most importantly stay strong during your moments of civil disobedience.
Visit our movie’s website http://SilverCircleMovie.com to learn about civil disobedience!