I got my copy of the Live Local Field Manual (LLFM) a couple days ago and have been flipping through it a little – digging into the first section this morning, which is about individual accountability and seeking God every day.
If you’re not familiar with Live Local – I encourage you to learn a little about the concept.
The main goal is to combat globalism by living local. We do that by getting involved.
“The Declararion of Independence states that the government derives its ‘just powers from the consent of the governed’. Live Local is about ensuring the consent has consequence, so that government is just.”Jarrin Jackson, LLFM
Living Local isn’t just shopping local or showing up to community events. Where we fail immensely – and trust me, I’m pointing the finger at myself here – is getting involved in our government & schools.
“Consent of the governed” simply means that if we don’t object to the decisions our elected officials make, we consent to them.
But do we even know what decisions they’re making?
Did you know that in 2020, the Tehama County Board of Supervisors we’re drafting a “Penalty Ordinance”? This would allow them to hire enforcement and hearing officers to cite and fine citizens for not wearing a mask and businesses for not enforcing the governors “guidelines”.
How do we know what they’re doing if we don’t read the agendas and go to the meetings?
How do we know what they think if we don’t sit down and talk with them?
Candy Carlson holds a townhall meeting every month to hear from her people. Until recently, the other supervisors were not doing this.
Do you know who your supervisor is? Each county has 5 districts & supervisors.
If they hold townhall meetings, GO. If not, make an appointment to meet with them.
We need to:
- stop voting for people who don’t have our best interest at heart
- hold our elected officials accountable for the decisions they make – especially when those decisions go against the will of the people