Not since the Boston Tea Party held back in the 1700s, which saw the loss of the British North American Colonies to General George Washington and the formation of the United States of America, has there been a crisis over drink.
Back then it was tea, now the problem is British 'brewed' soda Taystee's Victorian Lemonade.
At the United Nations, they have been holding 'crisis' lemonade tasting sessions. Taystee's Lemonade is according to their own website a "Botanically Brewed Beverages", stating that products such as the lemonade are "classified as sodas or soft drinks."
'Campaigner in Chief' President Obama, who has been campaigning tirelessly for the next US Presidential election, took time out today to drink a bottle of lemonade. Asked what he thought of the Substance abuse prevention groups that were questioning a Houlton High School student, because they believe the drink should not be sold to people under 21 years old. President Obama replied;
"I thought we were through with the wacko "zero-tolerance" rules? I can't think of a better way to make something more attractive to children than to ban it based on the fear of a non-existent problem."
Campaigner in Chief Obama then declared;
"From what I have read this lemonade is naturally fermented, contains less than 0.5 percent alcohol, so they may be enjoyed by all ages and offered by every retail outlet, restaurant, pub, hotel or ... well, anyone!!"
Officials from the Aroostook Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition and the Maine Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse have contacted state liquor licensing officials and the state Attorney General's office. Some substance abuse educators are wondering if the drink should fall under the category of "imitation liquor", where a minor found guilty faces a fine of between $200 and $400. Any person who violates the law by selling it to a minor commits a civil violation and faces up to a $500 fine.
The United Nations have been called in to adjudicate, whilst the British Embassy in Washington are holding a lemonade party. Gordon Brown is scheduled to meet President Obama, as the 'special relationship' is now under threat.