I was walking in the Newnan parade on July 4th, when I came upon two young girls who had brilliantly set up a lemonade stand at the end of their driveway on the parade route.
I bought several cups for some of my volunteers and despite the fact that no government official licensed, tested or sanctioned the entire transaction, no one died and thirsts were quenched.
Some government officials think that everything should be regulated, right down to the end of our driveways. I think that the government that governs least, governs best, and that if there is a government official that has nothing better to do with their time than to come up with ways to regulate something as simple as pure as a lemonade stand, that official's position needs to be terminated.
I have owned and run a successful small business for over twelve years. I know how over-regulation creates unnecessary expense and kills jobs while serving no good purpose. It also gives us a feeling that the government is always looking over our shoulder, intruding into the small details of our lives and telling us the way we have to live and the choices we have to make.
I believe that while some regulation is necessary and inevitable, much of the current regulation is an unnecessary infringement on our freedom and liberty and should be eliminated.
What regulations would you like to see abolished? Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Perhaps I can add it to my "hit list" of regulations that I will try to get removed if I am elected.