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Arizona Bill Would Allow Students To Grow And Eat Their Own Food

December 26, 2015 Leave a comment

By Elisha Dorfsmith

As Arizona’s next legislative session nears, we’re learning about some of the bills that will be proposed early next year…and many of them are very pro liberty.

I have already discussed a very important bill proposed by LD6 Representative Bob Thorpe calling for much needed Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform, which I strongly support.

Today we find a lot of press for another pro liberty bill that would allow Arizona students to grow and eat their own food in public schools.  Currently you can grow food at a public school but the moment you cut it with a knife it becomes prepared food and has to be regulated.

This school food bill is receiving bipartisan support and the chances of passage at this early point seem very promising. You can read much more about it here:

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Bill-would-allow-Arizona-students-to-grow-food-at-6720840.php?cmpid=twitter-desktop

Of course, the moment government regulation and power is threatened, there is strong push back from those who want to retain complete control.

Thorpe’s Civil Asset Forfeiture bill is already being attacked by police unions and prosecuting attorneys. Expect the school food bill to also be targeted (remember how Flagstaff’s local food resolution was killed by local control freaks).

It is our duty as Arizonans to let the legislature know that we want these liberty bills passed. I will be posting action alerts with contact information once these and other pro liberty bills are introduced.

Come January we will need hundreds of people sending emails and making phone calls so we can ensure our positions are heard.

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The City Of Flagstaff And Peak Democracy Create Online Community Forum

December 20, 2015 Leave a comment

By Elisha Dorfsmith

The City of Flagstaff recently partnered with an organization called Peak Democracy to create a Community Forum for public participation on key City issues. This forum is now live on the City website and is accepting public feedback on a variety of topics.

New topics will be posted as they come up so check back often. Public feedback on this forum will be used to help direct City policy in the future and your participation is very important.

You can sign up and provide input at the following link:

http://www.flagstaff.az.gov/index.aspx?NID=3284

If the survey part of the forum seems to only have biased answers, or if you feel the answers don’t represent your views, I encourage you to contact council directly at:

council@flagstaffaz.gov

Liberty For Flagstaff: Elisha Dorfsmith

December 3, 2015 Leave a comment

By Elisha Dorfsmith

NAU student Ashley Besing recently interviewed me about Flagstaff Liberty Alliance and put together a great video for a school project. Check it out here:

 

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