Thursday, September 05, 2013

The Question that Comes to Mind...

...when I read a story like this one in Chicken, Alaska, where armed and armoured federal EPA agents stormed a mining site in order to perform a routine check of water contamination... is: How does one turn the tide back once the government has decided to rather excessive means?

The non-dramatic answer is that you show up at local meetings and raise the issue until local and state officials generate a meeting with the EPA, and that larger conversation causes the to agency to step down its overreach.

I think it is a question that is worth posing to our friends and neighbors whenever stories like this appear in general conversation.  The more people that think through the challenges of turning the tide back in favor of the general citizen, the more likely we are to accomplish that goal.

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