Common sense, among those who work inside the state, is a rare commodity. Agents of the state, like those who work in law enforcement, often become so blinded to reality by ‘just doing my job’ they throw logic and reason to the wayside, choosing authority and force instead. Nothing highlights this blind order following quite like children receiving a cease and desist order from their local government for selling their chicken’s extra eggs to their neighbors.
In San Antonio, during historical freezing in February, 10-year-old Indiana and 8-year-old Phoenix came up with a plan to help their neighbors. Grocery store shelves were empty due to panic buying, but they had plenty of extra eggs from their 28 chickens they raise on their property.
“During the freeze, they supplied eggs, gave away firewood and one of those individuals learned that our car was out of gas, so a five-gallon can of gas arrives at our house from one of those people – so they’re learning, positive things,” the girls’ father and retired Army veteran, Brian Johnson told CBS Austin.
After the freeze, there was a growing demand for their eggs, so the girls started selling them to their neighbors and brought in around $70 per week doing so.
“I told the girls, hey, you know we have some extra eggs. I’ll tell you what, I’ll open your bank accounts, I’ll get you checks and debit cards. We’ll build you an account and you can sell the extra eggs to the neighbor,” Johnson said.