Kathryn Dill, Meg McLain, and Will Duffield will most likely be celebrating tonight. In fact, many Liberty activists around the country will probably do a little celebrating tonight as the Superior Court of the District of Columbia has dropped all charges against the three Lemonistas.
Kathryn, Meg, and Will were arrested on August 20, 2011 during Lemonade Freedom Day – a day of awareness for activists alarmed at the shutdown of numerous lemonade stands during the hot summer months. The charges included “selling goods on U.S. Capitol grounds” (which faces 180 days behind bars – a very productive use of your tax dollars). More details about Lemonade Freedom Day is available here.
On October 4, 2011, Meg McLain was on The Angel Clark Show on Radio Freedom to talk about the three Lemonistas and their court appearance that day. The mood was somber as it seemed Meg, Kathryn, and Will were facing up to 360 days behind bars because they also refused to submit to a urine test as their “crime” was non-violent and not related to an “illegal substance” (unless the “Justice System” has decided that lemonade is a drug).
It seems that to the “Justice System” the Fourth Amendment is just mere words on paper. PSSST:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
According to The Daily Caller:
The three faced an additional 180 days in jail after being held in contempt of court for refusing to submit to a urine test for drugs.
The urine sample was part of a program to avoid going to trial. The court also demanded the three submit to weekly drug testing and a substance abuse class. The lemonistas said all of this was a violation of their Fourth Amendment rights.
“It wasn’t a violent crime,” Dill said. “There were no victims, except all the thirsty people at the Capitol who couldn’t get lemonade because we were arrested.”
The Lemonistas received donations from numerous activists and Liberty-Minded People who wanted to ensure that your tax dollars don’t go toward keeping people behind bars for selling lemonade.
Today all the charges against the three were dropped. The Lemonade Three are also allowed on Capitol grounds again as you may easily see by the photo they took after leaving court.
Kathryn Dill will be on The Angel Clark Show on Radio Freedom tonight to discuss what happened today! If you can’t listen live from 7-9 pm EST you can also listen to the archive! Rumor has it FreedomWatch will also be covering this tonight.
Atom Jones will also be on the show tonight to talk about the Seasteading Institute – more information you don’t want to miss about what could be the greatest living plan of the century!
Please remember that although the charges have been dropped against Will, Meg, and Kathryn, this is not over. Three People were arrested, intimidated, and bullied. They were surrounded by police as they sold cups of lemonade for 10 cents each to children on a hot summer day. Three People were harassed as they plead not guilty and offered deals for violating behavior dictated by someone else. Their rights were threatened so your children may one day be able to sell lemonade in America without a permit.
This should not happen in a Free Society.
One day, activists will not be there to stand up and protect your Rights. One day you will have to stand up for your own Liberties or you will lose them. One day you may wake up and see that everything you have taken for granted and hold to be self-evident has disappeared.