Hey, fellow Provoan!
Now that we’ve celebrated our freedom from oppression, it’s time for us to go to work to help preserve and/or restore that freedom, including within our own city. Political systems, rather like houses, tend to degenerate without regular maintenance—and, as Edmund Burke once wisely noted, evil triumphs when good men do nothing. So, let’s please choose to do something for our rightful liberty, instead—and, better yet, not just anything but something that will actually prove effective.
As our recent municipal officers seek to outdo King George III in some respects, we need to help expose them for what they are, and rally enough like-minded neighbors to send these would-be rulers into retirement from public life. We don’t need kings, even if we don’t call them such—instead, we need virtuous wise statespeople who will help us to defend our rights not run our lives. And our fellow liberty-lovin’ Provoans will prevail regularly in our elections only if/when we grow more numerous and/or effective than our statist adversaries.
We hope that our Free Provo website will help in this endeavor. Its administrator(s) may not include a Patrick Henry, a Thomas Jefferson, or a Thomas Paine, but they can still try to help awaken a (figuratively) slumbering city. If you notice any errors or oversights or other opportunities for improvement in our website, then your suggestions are always welcome. We ask you to share this website’s content with any of your neighbors that it may help. Thank you.
David Edward Garber
Organizer, Free Provo
- Free Provo
- National Archives: Declaration of Independence
- Provo Daily Herald: “How you can show appreciation for your freedoms” (2017 Jul 02)