Municipal authoritarianism in Quartzsite, Arizona

This is wild and crazy. I am studying ‘municipal authoritarianism’ that is sweeping the nation. Here is a good example:

Residents of the Arizona town that has become a YouTube sensation after police forcibly removed a woman speaking at a recent public meeting are now experiencing firearms confiscation by the government.

The stunning action is taking place in Quartzsite, Ariz., where Town Councilman Joe Winslow has prompted the seizure of guns from local gem dealer and online entrepreneur Michael Roth because Roth allegedly glared at the councilman, blocked his entrance to Town Hall and called him a “turd.”

Karen Slaughter, the elected justice of the peace for the region, issued a harassment injunction against Roth on behalf of Winslow, the lawmaker who called for the silencing of pet groomer and publisher Jennifer Jones in the infamous video.

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Winslow said he has been flooded with several hundred emails from Americans not happy about his demand for the removal of Jones from speaking, as he called her “disruptive.”

“They’re contacting people all over the country with similar political beliefs and that’s why we had to declare a state of emergency, and Mr. Roth is involved in that,” Winslow said.

We are totalitarian from the top down, from the bottom up, and from the inside out.

[photo: Parker Pioneer]

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  • http://stephenvandyke.com Stephen VanDyke

    You’re also witnessing a great American awakening. The fact that these stories of noncompliance is becoming more frequent is a testament to the resolution of the liberty movement.