Death Penalty for Lemonade Sales

Sell lemonade without a permit in your front yard, stop, or face thousands in fines, and/or imprisonment.

Refuse to pay, refuse to be locked in a cage, and you’ll be shot when you defend yourself.

Grow a tree in your back yard?

If it’s not the right kind, you’ll be forced to remove it.

Refuse to remove it and you’ll be fined thousands. Refuse to pay and you’ll be imprisoned. Refuse to go to jail — by defending yourself — and you’ll be shot and most likely killed by armed law enforcement officers.

You have a right to sell lemonade on your own property. Anyone crazy enough to violate your right to do this, with a gun, deserves to be shot in turn.

This is how fucked up this country is. You sell lemonade on your own property only when we allow you to, or you die. It’s very sad how easily fooled people are. A fine or imprisonment with a threat of violence behind it is a death penalty if you refuse to “play along voluntarily”.

If you want a reason to own more guns and ammo, consider the fact that in most parts of the country, your right to allow your 10 year old kid sell lemonade in the front yard to your neighbors is no longer protected by government.

Never mind your right to life and liberty.

— Anthony Dream Johnson

About Anthony Dream Johnson

CEO, founder, and architect of The 21 Convention, Anthony Dream Johnson is the leading force behind the world's first and only "panorama event for life on earth". He has been featured on WGN Chicago, and in the NY Times #1 best seller The Four Hour Work Week.    His stated purpose for the work he does is "the actualization of the ideal man", a purpose that has led him to found and host The 21 Convention across 3 continents and for 6 years in a row. Anthony blogs vigorously at and

7 Responses to Death Penalty for Lemonade Sales

  1. Thom February 27, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    Shared on FB and Stumbleupon. People need to see this.

  2. Max February 27, 2012 at 4:59 pm #


    Please propose a solution to this problem and how we should go about executing it. This is one of many posts of you ranting on how rights aren’t granted by our government. We get it. I want to hear how you think we should go above solving it (except for nominating Ron Paul)!



    • Anthony Dream Johnson February 27, 2012 at 9:00 pm #

      Hey Max

      Fair assessment =), but it’s important to note, even here, that my primary point is not the ends — the solutions — but the means to those ends.

      Only good means can produce good ends.

      The problem we face, and that you are asking me to solve, is not a lack of solutions, but the fact that we are so willing and ready to resort to violence the second we are unable to create a solution.

      Solutions are easy to come by when people aren’t killing each other, or willing to kill each other over lemonade sales, what kind of trees you choose to grow, taxes, and so on.

      While I understand your want for a solution, try to understand that the topical solution doesn’t matter until the fundamental problem is fixed.

      — Anthony

      • Max February 27, 2012 at 9:10 pm #

        I completely understand that the fundamental problem needs to be addressed, and I agree. I was just commenting on the fact that as I’ve read your blog for a decent amount of time I’ve just seen the same post in different formats. It’s a huge underlying theme on your site, which makes sense 🙂

        But your message would be more effective if you put a call to action at the end of your posts, or give us something to do. Obviously the usual readers understand and know your perspective, but for new comers it can be very difficult to integrate your perspective with their current one.

        Personally, I have trouble integrating things I read online with my own life regarding personal development because there’s so much info..but perhaps give the reader a suggestive action to take to further spread your message instead of just making it in rant form.

        I’m ranting right now, haha..but I’m not hating — you provide plenty of content and resources to get stuff done. What I’m trying to say is that if you offer a CTA perhaps it will widen your audience and help out! Just a thought.


  3. Joao Eira February 27, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

    That video is great/scary, the only problem I have with it is that it paints Portugal in a way to glowing picture on the drug front.

    We have decriminalized usage not selling, so there is still a huge black market going on.

    Also, two of my buddies appear on that video (34:26), which is awesome, and it is exactly like that, although smoking pot publicly is done more shyly (but still done).

  4. Thom February 29, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

    “Everything is illegal” and they want to include protesting in that too:

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