How many people are tired of the Nanny State and its continuing expansion across nearly every aspect of American life? Glenn Beck is and that is why June 13th will mark a nationwide fundraiser geared toward selling and consuming as much lemonade and baked goods as humanly possible. The best part of all is that the event, part of Beck's upcoming Restoring Love rally, will raise money for a good cause.
Beck noted that the push to outlaw donations to food banks, barring children from hugging, banning lemonade stands and bake-sales across the country are all ways in which the government drives a wedge between people and removes the sense of community we all once shared. With this in mind, he and his team will help interested participants get involved by advertising their bake sale or lemonade stand and providing a Restoring Love logos to use throughout the event. The proceeds will go to MercuryOne where it will be used to feed the homeless at soup kitchens across America.
Beck has more information below:
If you'd like to get involved please email bakesale@GBTV.com and in the interim, consider this brief history on one of the Western world's great institutions and earliest symbols of entrepreneurship: the lemonade stand.
According to the Center for History and New Media, selling lemonade to thirsty passersby has been a pursuit of America's youth for at least 130 years, though it likely existed in some form or another long before that. It is typically noted as the first experience a child has with learning the value of money and basic business principles as the process teaches how to: determine if there is a market for a product, produce an in-demand good, meet customer demand for that good, learn customer relations skills, learn basic math skills, understand profit-margins, and earn a reward for a work completed. From Elizabeth Taylor to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and even Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka, some of the country's most successful people began with a single lemonade stand.
More than this, however, the lemonade stand has also represented what it means to be part of a larger community and presidents across the decades have acknowledged their place in American society. Often, the simple sale of lemonade has funded charitable efforts, teaching children about personal responsible and good citizenry. It is perhaps for this reason more than any other that the recent "crack-down" by bureaucrats on something as innocent and even meaningful seems so egregious.