Just ask Marta and Lech Jaworski, a courageous couple who took on a bunch of bullying municipal bureaucrats and won.
Here's the back story:
For the past ten years the Jaworskis have allowed their son, Peter, to use their rural Ontario property to host the Liberty Summer Seminar, one of the premier libertarian/conservative events in Canada.
Never had a problem.
But last year, acting on an anonymous complaint, officials from the Municipality of Clarington claimed by hosting the LSS the Jaworskis had violated an obscure zoning by-law.
The charge carried with it a staggering $50,000 fine.
The Jaworskis, who were barely making ends meet, would have been ruined.
Well, the Jaworskis, who escaped from Communist Poland, didn't do "begging" . They decided, instead, to fight back.
And fortunately, they soon had the support of the Canadian Constitution Foundation, an excellent organization that mounts legal challenges to defend individual liberty.
The CCF argued by banning the LSS, the Clarington authorities were infringing on the right to free assembly.
It was a good argument. So good, in fact, the charges against the Jaworskis were dropped. Read about the case here.