As has been covered many times here on The Last American Vagabond, local and state government is very much still salvageable as a way for the people to gain back power compared to the complete and utter corruption of the federal government. That’s not to say one shouldn’t try and change things at the federal level, but the people can gain more leverage to take on the federal system by first taking power back in their local communities and states. It’s like building some confidence in yourself, before taking on your biggest demons.
In fact, many thinkers like Thomas Jefferson, involved in the founding of this country, envisioned a more decentralized model where states had more power to enact laws than the centralized federal government. Unfortunately, that model has quickly dissipated over time, as the federal government has become incredibly powerful in comparison to states and local communities, which has resulted in a power structure that is incredibly centralized into the hands of a few. This is only getting worse too, as the New World Order agenda aims to further dislocate power into international bodies and institutions, which transcends nation states and uproots national sovereignty.
People have every right to be mad the state of the country, as governments at all levels have broken away from the people in order to fulfill their own interests and agendas. As a result, some activists have had enough and are starting to lash out and give local city councils a piece of their mind. They’re not only speaking out, but they’re occupying public spaces and filming what goes on in these local meetings. It’s rather logical actually, because if people are giving their tax dollars to the city, they then have the right to know what’s going on and to expose those abusing their power.
The problem is that many local city councils are getting frustrated with this resistance, so instead of changing their policies, they are now trying to counter this activism by clamping down on the people’s first amendment right to free speech. Contrary to the beliefs of many corrupt public officials, the people have a first amendment right to unhindered free speech, which was written into the constitution first for a reason. It is the backbone of any real democracy and free society, so when it is being compromised, everyone should be taking notice.
Comprised below, is a video compilation of activists who have gone out and filmed those in city councils. What they have encountered is shameful, as the ongoing attack on people’s free speech is very real. Several tactics employed on outspoken activists include: shortening the time in which one is allowed to speak at meetings, disallowing filming at public meetings and events, and filtering those who are allowed to speak.
There is no doubt that this is only going to continue, as more people awaken and look to get politically involved. Despite the disheartening news, this should not deter anyone. In fact, this should motivate more people to get out there, speak their mind, and film what’s going on, so those abusing positions of public power are exposed. This not only helps inform the public, but it can also wake up many already within the local government, as many of them don’t fully understand what they are doing to their cities.
If you are looking for an avenue to make a difference, there are few outlets better than our own communities. This is where change is very possible, so please get involved and get active. No one is going to do it for you. We must do it ourselves!
All credit for the video goes to the YouTube channel and Southern California activist grindall61. If you haven’t checked out his channel yet, please do so, especially if you live out in Southern California. He is setting an example we can all learn from and incorporate in our own towns. It’s time we start a million individual brushfires all over the world.