03-18-2017, 02:45 PM
Trying to get control of local government is worthwhile, but the gains for liberty are going to be quite small - and quite possibly not worth the cost of a big migration. Most of our oppression is at the hands of the federal government and the states, and one can't meaningfully escape that just by controlling an inferior government. Local governments are creatures of the states, to be altered or abolished as they please. Even if present laws allow substantial autonomy, those laws can be changed - and will be once the authorities realize what's happening.
I'm not saying don't try to do this, but have realistic expectations.
If the goal is to live among like minded people, have a certain local culture, do cooperative prepping, etc great.
If the goal is to actually free yourself from the oppressive laws of this country, you're going to be disappointed.
For the latter to be realistic, you'd have to at least control a state, and even then gains would be limited (see: 1861-65).