Bureaucrats foul the sandbox

August 07, 2012 | By BRIAN HODGES

You may recall the government’s crackdown on “unlicensed” lemonade stands last summer  (see stories here and here). Well, it seems that the bureaucrat’s war against childhood is far from over. This past weekend, the City of Seattle busted a family for … wait for it …. building a sandbox. Worse yet, they built a sandbox and shared it with their neighbors. That certainly warrants the $500 per day fine Seattle code enforcement is threatening—not!