The state knows no empathy, logic, or reason and will enforce its most asinine decrees—even if it means targeting an innocent five-year-old girl's lemonade stand. Without resistance, this encroachment upon our everyday activities is as inevitable as the tide.
In Porterville, California, a family is learning this harsh reality of the state after they were issued a citation from city hall for $59—the local fee for applying for a new license—plus a fine.
Autumn Thomasson proudly set up the stand outside her family's home last June as a means of raising money to buy a bicycle. She sold lemonade, candy, and snacks and raised a whopping $82—enough to buy herself a new bike.
"It meant so much to know she earned her own money, that Mom and Dad didn't need to go buy her. She got to bring her own wallet and buy it herself and pay at the cash register," DeHaas told Fox26.
However, her entrepreneurial spirit was crushed this week after her mother received the threatening note of extortion in the mail.