CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Police closed down a lemonade stand in Coralville last week, telling its 4-year-old operator and her dad that she didn't have a permit.
An officer told Abigail Krutsinger's father Friday that she couldn't run the stand as RAGBRAI bicyclers poured into Coralville.
A city ordinance says food vendors must apply for a permit and get a health inspection.
Abigail's dad, Dustin Krutsinger, said the ordinance and its enforcers are going too far if they force a 4-year-old to abandon her lemonade stand. READ MORE HERE
This is at least the third time in recent history that this sort of lawlessness has been addressed by local authorities. The threat of overly sour lemonade has been thwarted by a SWAT team in full combat gear. The little girl in question has been whisked away by black uniformed, heavily armed, Department of Homeland Security forces, under the Rendition program authorized under the Patriot Act, to an undisclosed country for further "enhanced interrogation" to discover the nefarious nature of not adding enough sugar to the sticky concoction....... OK, that's just a bit of satire, but you see where this could be headed.
Under the "Food Safety and Modernization Act", local authorities are tasked by the FDA to enforce regulations concerning unregulated food production and sales.
At what point does the average American wake up and scream, "Enough is Enough!" ?
Our Liberties guaranteed by the Constitution have been eroded to the point that the USA looks nothing like the country I grew up in, just a few decades ago. Here are just a few of the most heinous assaults on our Liberties which are helping to establish a new police state:
The Patriot Act: Which, among other things has completely gutted the 4th Amendment
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 Which has been challenged on Constitutional grounds as to it's legality under the "commerce clause" by forcing people to engage in not necessarily interstate commerce, not to mention all of the tax hikes, kick backs and special favors done for "friends of the administration"
The TSA and what amounts to being technically under arrest and being forced to submit to searches that would land a civilian in jail if conducted outside of an airport.