Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Lemonade and Cook Outs

It is easy to get caught up in the politics of an over reaching federal government. Let's just say that there is almost a daily example of the attack on our liberties on any major news outlet. There is, however, another front that needs to be watched even more closely. The local front is ignored and dismissed by many, but it is at the root of the problem, which eventually evolves to the federal level. It is where the ideas of central control of everyday lives are born. A good example of this is the rash of cases of towns and cities cracking down on lemonade stands. The blame for this trend has been placed on the declining revenues of municipalities and their zest to make up shortfalls. Me thinks something more sinister may be at hand. A story from California demonstrates my suspicion. Here is the story:
Apparently this town has a law prohibiting the gathering of more than 3 guests at your home on a recurring or often basis. Say wha? So this means that if you have a group of friends over to your house to watch football every Sunday, you would technically be in violation of this law. What about if you have friends over every Friday night to cook out? Think about the endless possibilities of the enforcement of this law. In the case in California, it has been used against a couple that have a weekly Bible study class at their home. There is also the attack on the Constitutional level here regarding freedom of religion. Note , in this particular case, there was no complaints from neighbors.
Tyranny begins in subtle ways. It is up to all of us to stand up against the attempted elimination of our freedoms. The next time you see a lemonade stand, stop and buy an extra cup for me.

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