Support Your Local Black Market Lemonade Stand

Support Your Local Black Market Lemonade Stand

Libertarian Country |

Summer is nearly upon us, and you know what that means; inexpensive black-market lemonade made possible by child labor and lemon-flavored powdered drink mixes purchased in bulk at the dollar store.

Black market lemonade is a libertarian dream come true, teaching children to disobey corrupt laws and learn the principles of basic economics.


Summer is when people can put their petty differences aside, enjoy the cool breeze, and ignore all the permits and licensing one often needs to acquire to sell lemonade on their front lawns legally.

According to Country Time, a producer of lemonade powdered drink mixes, there are only 14 states that allow lemonade stands without a permit: California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, North Dakota, Nebraska, Texas, Missouri, Louisiana, Illinois, New York, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

(I'm shocked California made that list.)

So if your adorable little tyke is slinging lemonade this summer and they don't live in one of the states above, they are breaking the law and are a dangerous criminal in the eyes of the state.

You don't want you and your kid getting hefty fines or going to jail over a 25-cent cup of lemonade, do you? You better get down to the statehouse and apply for those permits!


The idea that you need a permit to conduct any business is ludicrous. It's especially egregious that the government gives fines for illegal lemonade stands. I can't imagine the look on a kid's face when the police show up to shut them down.

This is America. You should be able to put a stand in your front yard and sell anything you want. You should be able to sell bathtub alcohol, home-grown tobacco, 3D-printed firearms, and whatever else you so desire without the government coming to shut you down.

People think we're the crazy ones for saying you should be able to sell anything you want at a yard sale or beverage stand. They don't think there's anything crazy about a monolithic, omnipotent state crushing free enterprise and trashing a 6-year-old's lemonade stand.

The level of toxic obedience we're witnessing in our country borders madness and insanity.

Country Time helps people get permits and assists when people are fined for having black-market lemonade stands. We salute a private business willing to fight against such tyranny.

We doubt we'll convince the government to allow people to sell whatever they want on their front lawns, but we can start with lemonade. We call for every state that has laws against front-yard lemonade stands to repeal them immediately.

Until then, support your local black market lemonade stand this summer and pine for the days when America was a free country.

Legal Disclaimer: Country Time is not affiliated with Libertarian Country and has not compensated us for our endorsement. Consume black-market lemonade at your own risk. 

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