Tennessee Campaign For Liberty

TN Citizens Try To Abolish Their City Government!

Citizens in a local town here in Tennessee are trying to ABOLISH their city government!

This is one of the most encouraging stories of free individuals pushing back against tyrannical encroachment since the McMinn County War of 1946 --  look it up! (also known as the Battle of Athens, TN)

Government in LaVergne, TN recently raised property taxes on their citizens by 100%, raised the water/utility rate by 40%, and also raised the sewage rate by 60%. Is it any wonder their residents want to do away with them? Here is the full story of a peoples' recent struggle against oppressive taxation that is taking place right next door to you: http://www.tennessean.com/article/20110630/NEWS/306290120/2275/RSS05

This is an important lesson especially as we celebrate Independence Day. The Declaration of Independence had a central theme, and that is that the right of man shall be to overthrow, abolish, alter, or leave (secede) any government that does not uphold the rights of the individual. In that very spirit, the People of LaVergne, TN are trying to abolish the government which is oppressing them. Each of us should take notice and ask ourselves how we can fight back against big and oppressive government in our own communities?

While these sort of pushbacks against government misbehavior are rare and often isolated, the norm is unfortunately quite the opposite. In fact, to remind you of how government typically behaves here is an expanded list of even more big-government laws the recent Republican-controlled legislature has passed into effect on July 1: http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2011/jun/30/scoffing-at-laws-will-pay-a-price/?partner=RSS

So ask yourself, what are you doing to help restrain government and further liberty?

You might start by joining the Campaign for Liberty - it's free!

PS - For some inspiration here is an image of the Virginia flag with it's slogan "[Death] Thus Always To Tyrants" and very vivid symbolism of such -- http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-zone/usa/virginia/images/state-flag-virginia.jpg