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When this story circulated on the news it seemed to be about the big meany government oppressing the sweet little darling girl.
Then we learn that she was not at a stand in front of her house, but trying to sell lemonade in a venue where everyone else was required by law to hold a permit.
Let's not try to make this into a simple allegory of good against evil. The same people who claim the little girl had her freedoms violated would be screaming and blaming government for not doing its job if someone had been harmed.
We cannot have it both ways. In the current climate, nobody wins when we so demonize government that a little girl who is breaking the law becomes a national heroine.
She's a tool for people whose agenda is to cause disruption, namely the anarchists. She's being used. That's the sad part of this story.
posted 2 years, 9 months ago
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