City Councils Are Last Line Of Defense Against Tyranny

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“There ought to be a law!” Why, that would fix our problems, wouldn’t it? We wouldn’t have to lift a finger. Let somebody else do it. That’s what we pay them for, isn’t it?

Unfortunately, this deceptive thinking allows us to escape any personal responsibility for doing anything about the things we don’t like, and this is wrong.

The heartbeat of the First Amendment and the watershed of a Constitutional Republic is and has always been, personal action. Expressing your religion, speaking, writing, assembling together and interacting with government to redress grievances, all require your personal attention and action.

While America has been engulfed in contentious national politics for the last fifty years, the enemies of our nation have done just the opposite: they focused on local action, transforming our cities, towns and communities while we slept.

The phrase “Think global, act local” is attributed to a handful of people, not the least of whom is David Brower, the founder in 1971 of the radical environmental group Friends of the Earth. It has morphed into a slogan for globalization in general and in particular the United Nations’ pervasive program of Sustainable Development as embodied in its Agenda 21, 2030 Agenda and New Urban Agenda policies.

As a master strategy, these globalization-promoting organizations sent hoards of consultants, lobbyists and attorneys into every local community in America to promote a one-sided activism that has led to the ugly transformation of America. Collectively, they “thought global and acted local”.

This stealth attack on local America has gone largely unanswered by those who would agree that this is not the future we want. But, “wanting” isn’t the same as “getting”.

Getting the future you want is predicated on the vigilant, persistent exercise of your First Amendment rights. If you don’t use ‘em, you lose ‘em.

To stop and reverse the downward spiral, Americans must meet the enemy where he is operating and winning, namely, in your own local community.

There are two ways to do this. First, you can work to block something from happening. For instance, residents in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma were alerted that their city council was considering a mandate requiring face masks. In a meeting that took place for public discussion, citizens delivered over three hours of opposing comments that convinced the council to drop the whole idea. This is the First Amendment in action.

Second, you can work to create something that should happen, but isn’t. For example, in December 2020, the New Orleans City Council passed a binding ordinance that placed an outright ban on surveillance technology such as facial recognition software and predictive policing. The year-long process leading up to the final vote was made possible by responsible local citizens who involved themselves in civic affairs by exercising their First Amendment rights.

Who says you can’t fight city hall? Better yet, who says you can’t BE city hall?

Did you know that many local elected positions are filled with no opposition? This means that there were no candidates on the ballot and someone just threw their name in… and got elected! There are water boards, school boards, planning and zoning boards, fire boards, advisory boards and many others in every community.

So, why don’t more level-headed Americans get involved in local civic matters?

Fear. Lack of communication skills. Ignorance. Laziness. No sense of need.

Citizens for Free Speech cannot address all of these, but for those who are ready to stand up and be counted, it does offer dynamic and proven training on how to effectively communicate with people who may not agree with you. These are easily learned skills and behaviors with which anyone can become proficient to make a lasting impact in their local communities.

Simply put, your First Amendment rights to communicate are not abstract concepts that exist in a vacuum. They only appear when you begin to practice them.

About the Author

Patrick Wood
Patrick Wood is a leading and critical expert on Sustainable Development, Green Economy, Agenda 21, 2030 Agenda and historic Technocracy. He is the author of Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation (2015) and co-author of Trilaterals Over Washington, Volumes I and II (1978-1980) with the late Antony C. Sutton.
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Corona Coronata

“City Councils Are Last Line Of Defense Against Tyranny” But most of them are in the deep pockets of the climate sect.

Cindy

We are finding in my community here in Utah that the local city Council in our smaller town is unresponsive to us and I have heard this from other people in our state and friends in other parts of the country. When we tell them we don’t want high density housing or certain development due to water concerns or other concerns, they listen and then they push things through anyway. They have the excuse that the state tells him to do it and what we are discovering is it’s the agenda 21, agenda 2030 agenda that has trickle down to… Read more »

justsayin

Yes, they call meetings and public review. People are allowed sometimes to speak. When the crowd is in the room against what they are doing they pretend to listen but their agenda has already been set. They give the allusion that they really are making decisions on the people’s wishes but it is further from the truth. Our small community took away political affiliation, and religious beliefs of any of the people who run for office on the ballot, and for the most part calling them ‘non partisan’ such as in the city commissioner’s election. I can can tell you… Read more »

BenV

I see just the opposite. The leadership in my city (about 70,000) do not listen to the average resident. They only listen to those that are part of their circle of connections.

Penny

@Citizens For Free Speech, can you provide a link to your effective communicating information?