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Happy Holidays From Flagstaff Liberty Alliance

By Elisha Dorfsmith

As another year comes to a close, we would like to give a special thanks to all the wonderful people we have had the opportunity to work with over the past year. It has been an incredible 12 months filled with rallies, meetings, canvassing, and public awareness. The liberty movement in Flagstaff is getting stronger each day and we are excited about the opportunities that will arise in the coming year.

Some of the things we would especially like to focus on in 2011 include:

Independent Media

Flagstaff needs more alternative news sources. We need bloggers to attend City Council, Coconino County and FUSD School Board meetings and report what is really going on. We need people to go to public forums where our elected officials speak and ask tough questions and demand straightforward, honest answers. We need to engage the community and encourage individuals to get involved. This week we were  informed of two new liberty blogs that will be starting up in the Flagstaff area. We have also been hearing exciting things about the Free Flagstaff Podcast possibly expanding to a wider audience. Don’t wait for the mainstream media to pick up a story.  If you hear something important, spread the word. We are the new media.

Food Independence

Contrary to what the “experts” are saying, we believe that the economy will get worse and people should start getting prepared. Self sufficient communities with strong local economies will fare best in an economic meltdown. We must start finding and creating  local food sources and encouraging people to look at ways to become more self reliant. The majority of Americans never stop to think about where the food on the store shelf comes from. The frightening truth is that most communities are just a truck driver strike away from mass panic and starvation. We would like to see more community gardens, food co-ops and seed exchanges. We would love to see more people taking an active interest in where their food comes from and what is in it.

Community Organizing

There was a time when Americans had a sense of community that, while encouraging rugged individuality, also allowed people to get together and solve their problems. These days, if an issue arises people call the first government agency that comes to mind. We have slowly been led to believe that government nannies will fix it all and that big brother must play a part in every  aspect of our lives. This kind of thinking has to stop.

Our hope is that we can encourage people get more involved in their communities and neighborhoods. We would like to see people talking and listening to each other, attending community events and gathering together to discuss solutions. Most of us are not happy with the direction things are heading. Change can start right here in Flagstaff.  A good first step is to actually meet your neighbors.

Education

We must start looking at ourselves as teachers. It is hard to discuss issues that are important to the liberty movement when most of those around us are not even aware of what is going on behind the headlines. It’s time to share the philosophy of freedom with everyone we know. We can start by buying liberty books for friends and family, promoting liberty events, and sharing the Flagstaff Liberty Alliance website and other liberty websites with our email lists and on social networking sites.  Throughout the coming year we will be focusing a great deal of energy on public awareness. We need your help.

We always welcome your ideas and feedback. If you have suggestions for events, blogs, public outreach etc. please contact us.

Look for some exciting updates to our website this week. We will be adding a blog section so we can link to local liberty blogs and we will also be posting information on our free liberty book exchange. If you live in the Northern Arizona area and have a blog that covers liberty topics, please let us know. We would love to link to it.

www.flagstafflibertyalliance.com

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  1. j
    January 8, 2011 at 5:49 am

    city meetings are online and archived–can you publish links?
    how trust worthy is facebook-speaking of surveilance society.

    obama was a community organizer.
    last nite on mclaughlin-talk about confused independents who switched from o to t in two years.
    true believers?

  2. January 8, 2011 at 8:57 am

    City Council video archives can be found here:

    http://www.flagstaff.az.gov/index.aspx?NID=1461

    Facebook is no different than any other social networking site. Anyone can read anything you write. Even what you post on this blog can be read by anyone and traced back to your computer. I know people who avoid Facebook thinking that it’s worse than other sites but they’re all the same. Facebook is an excellent tool for spreading the philosophy of liberty.

    As I posted in another blog, the liberty movement can learn a lot from Saul Alinsky and community organizing. The only difference is we would be asking people to solve their own problems rather than turning to the government to fix everything.

    https://flagliberty.wordpress.com/2010/08/27/turn-your-frustration-into-effective-action/

  1. December 21, 2011 at 2:30 pm

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