Yet, when designing the American form of government, our founders created a separation of powers, so that congress would have a check on the executive branch, and they gave the executive branch the veto power over congress. The way congress checks the executive branch is by refusing to fund it. There are several agencies that are in dire need of a reigning in of the purse strings. WE take you to Cle Elum, where citizens decided they'd had enough ...
The rebellion against bureaucratic tyranny might have started in a Washington town conveniently named Liberty.
Last month, residents there decided to work together, defy the iron fist of the local federal bureaucrats at the U.S. Forest Service and help a neighbor named Tony Nicholas, a 75-year-old disabled Vietnam veteran, access his historic small mining claim.
Many of these volunteers had never met Nicholas before, but they knew that he was being treated poorly and dishonestly by the Forest Service, and they were not willing to stand idly by twisting their hands in despair.
This is what citizen action looks like.
The story began about four years ago, when a small rock slide covered the entrance portal to Nicholas' mine ...
Citizens should not have to take time off from their day jobs, don overalls and manually push back against our own government by hard labor. We should be able to prevail on our representatives in congress to defund our oppressors. Well, maybe not our representatives west of the Cascades, because they really like big, oppressive government, but you get the idea.