Via Adam Vs The Man:
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.
While we can’t deny that the police were acting within existing legal boundaries forbidding the sale of merchandise on Capitol property, and as such acted within the law when they arrested the lemonade stand operators, Alex Thomas of The Intel Hub and Alexander Higgins point out the hypocrisy of it all:
The police that took part in these ridiculous arrests do not protect and serve, rather they work for the federal mafia as they move to destroy the very foundation that America was built on.
This video sends a clear message to public. Only politicians and corporations can wheel and deal at our nation’s capital.
Sell lemonade on Capitol grounds, and they’ll haul you off to jail, and likely add you to the ever growing list of domestic extremists.
If, however, you operated just a couple hundred yards away inside of the Capitol building it would be perfectly legal for you to not only sell your soul, but also sell the American people down the river of debt and destruction without the threat of ever being harassed or arrested by Capitol police.