Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Representing ourselves by creating a community rights ordinance
We currently live under a system that is dominated by corporations that seek to expropriate all possible resources for their profit. They are assisted by the state, which currently has the right to be able to override the wishes of the residents and inhabitants and their municipalities.
Communities are remedying this system by developing ordinances that assert and affirm constitutional rights to self-governance.
We want to stop hydrofracking and new oil infrastructure development in Southern Illinois, starting with Jackson county, but our larger goal is to reclaim our democratic right to health and well being for people, communities, and nature. And also to reconstruct a failing democracy. Corporate rights cannot stand if they expropriate the rights of others, and cause harm.
Posted by Sarah Lew at 10:30 AM