Lessons from Quartzsite

 

The town of Quartzsite Arizona is going through a difficult period right now. Their town council has been accused of embezzling almost five million dollars and the Chief of Police is being investigated for corruption.

For years now the town has been trying to fight the tyranny and oppression of their government but, until recently, their pleas for help from the state have fallen on deaf ears.

Thanks to the viral video [above] showing the illegal arrest of newspaper publisher Jade Jones and the hard work of Mayor Ed Foster, Quartzsite’s citizens have finally managed to persuade state officials to open investigations into the corruption and what Mayor Foster refers to as “the conspiracy” that threatens to destroy their town.

This example should stand as a stark reminder to us about what can happen when government power is left unchecked and why the work that we do as part of an organization like YAL is vital to the freedom of everyone in America.

As Edmund Burke once said: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

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