What is the right of local, community self-government? Where did that right come from? The right is violated daily – what does that actually look like? And can we build sustainable communities without that right? If not, how do we change law to codify that right?

CELDF’s Thomas Linzey answers these questions in the 20 minute slide show below:

  • Defining local, democratic community self-government,
  • Exploring its origins dating back to 1620 and advancing forward through the American Revolution,
  • How that right was violated prior to the American Revolution by the British Crown – and how it is violated today, and
  • What communities are doing to codify their right to local, democratic community self-government today – moving towards creating the sustainable communities they envision.

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