The following quote is the long-standing by-line and credo of Dr. Dan’s Freedom Forum and Freedom Forum Radio.
The right to own private property that cannot be arbitrarily regulated or confiscated by the government is the moral and constitutional basis of individual freedom.~ Dr. Dan’s Freedom ForumA majority of citizens choosing to live in our region, passionate about and fiercely protective of their way of life, would most likely agree with that statement. Residents of rural America are buffered by distance from urban and suburban areas where government rules and regulations affect all aspects of daily life. Here in rural America, privacy, security, independent thought, self-sufficiency, and looking out for your neighbor, are still common practice.
Local elected officials are expected to protect private property rights from burdensome regulation and outright confiscation by state and federal governments. And where everyone knows everyone, elected officials are often a neighbor and a friend.
Unfortunately, too many legislators and bureaucrats who inhabit our state capitals and Washington, D.C., are controlled by voters in large population centers and their special interest groups with political agendas that bear little resemblance to the priorities of rural areas like Western North Carolina. Frankly, we are outnumbered and out-voted on issues that are imperative to preserving our way of life.
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