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.
When they tried to talk reason with local officials the only advice the mayor could give was they should “beg for mercy.”
This story provides two key lessons.
First, sometimes the best way to stand up for freedom is just to show a willingness to fight. Bureaucrats and politicians often don't expect us to fight for our rights. And when we do, they will sometimes back off.
Second, it's important to have organizations out there that care about promoting and protecting conservative values, organizations like the CCF.
Please contribute to this worthy organization.
There are a lot of battles yet to be won.