View Full Version : Another enemy of the people stopped!

08-02-2011, 09:15 AM

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">CORALVILLE, Iowa— Police closed down a lemonade stand in Coralville, telling its 4-year-old operator and her dad that she didn't have a permit.

Cedar Rapids television station KGAN reports (http://bit.ly/nQzd4Q ) that an officer told Abigail Krutsinger's dad on Friday that she couldn't run the stand as RAGBRAI bicyclers poured into Coralville. RAGBRAI is The Des Moines Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, which ended Saturday.

The city ordinance says food vendors have to apply for a permit and get a health inspection.

Abigail's dad, Dustin Krutsinger, says the ordinance and its enforcers are going too far if they force a 4-year-old to abandon her lemonade stand.

The city said it was enforcing the ordinance for health reasons, because people have gotten sick from food and drink they got during RAGBRAI.

<span style='font-size: 17pt'>DON'T YOU FEEL SAFER NOW (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-ia-lemonadestandbann,0,6683783.story)</span>

Every time I see such state abuse, I am reminded of this:

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: O'Brien</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 11pt'>"There will be no curiosity, no enjoyment of the process of life. All competing pleasures will be destroyed. But always — do not forget this, Winston — always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless.</span> <span style='font-size: 14pt'>If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever.</span><span style='font-size: 11pt'>"</span> </div></div>

08-02-2011, 01:31 PM
Private matter to be decided in that community, among their own people.

If you want to have an influence in this situation, move there and vote.

Otherwise, I guess you want everyone who doesn't live there to tell these people how to run their local affairs?

Butt out.

But it does show that the federal government is often the least of intrusive governments, as to daily lives. Here, it isn't even the state, but the city, who is imposing the application of this rule.

08-02-2011, 04:34 PM
This example is not the disease, it is a symptom of the disease.

I would expect, however, no less of you than to defend it.

08-02-2011, 05:55 PM
A suggested donation of 50cents duznt sound like a vendor.

08-03-2011, 03:41 AM
Charitable donations have been a key part of what has made America great ... and why our current repressive gubmint wishes to stifle it.