From Tom Knighton at PJ Media:
Once upon a time, a child’s lemonade stand was a rite of passage, the proverbial toe in the water of entrepreneurship. Enterprising youngsters would throw together some lemonade, set up a stand somewhere — either in their yard or a local park —and set up shop.
No, they didn’t have business licenses, but hey, they’re kids. No adult would begrudge a child a lemonade stand, right?
Well, it seems there’s always one jackwagon who has to crush a child’s spirit, and a child in Discover Bay, Calif., ran into him.
It kind of makes me wonder if he pulls up to drug dealers and asks them for their business licenses. Or is it just easier to pick on a small child? More.
Reality check: From a progressive perspective, the girl’s parents are abusing her. They are teaching her creative ways to make a living doing something useful when the government, swollen with ‘crats whom technology has made obsolete*, need her to be a useless, demanding, unpleasant little bag of needs, entitlements, and grievances. Pressure groups, social planners, and helping professionals can make a good living off people like that.
* People who used to type, file, and clerk concerning modest regulations need something else to do now that machines have made the tasks for which they were qualified obsolete. Ever more regulation, intrusion, and enforcement is the obvious solution. In the longer term, the cultivation of people who need regulating, intruding, and enforcing is the only path the progressive can now take.
See also: Bernie Sanders’ wife tried to kick group home for disabled from college property Maybe they were not needed just then as props in the costume drama of Virtue.