On June 11, 2013, Black Forest erupted in fire. Living fairly close to the point of origin, we were among the first group to evacuate. We were out for 8 days. Our home survived. Another 488 families were not so lucky. They lost everything.
It is important for ordinary citizens to defend their rights in their local communities. When elected officials forget whose money they are spending and whose rights they are eroding—when they forget who’s the boss and who’s the public servant—then it’s up to citizens to speak out and reset the balance.