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All Colorado Counties UNITE to recall the Governor

By on April 12, 2019

Thomas Jefferson said, “When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.” The government of Colorado better begin to fear the people because it is clear that many are very unhappy with the tyranny going on at the state capitol during the 72nd General Assembly of the legislative session.

Free Counties is a grassroots liberty organization that gives power back to the people in the battle of protecting our inalienable rights and Jared Polis and his “Gang of Four” have been working very hard over several years to push the sustainable development agenda into every community in Colorado. In February, Polis started an office within the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (ODEIT) which will kick off the 126 federally designated areas that they have labelled Opportunity Zones. These Opportunity Zones are part of the plans of “Smart Cities” and they are Big Brother surveillance areas similar to what is used in China. Polis’ new office will partner with the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) to implement this communist takeover of our local governments.

The Rockefeller Foundation says “because there is no cap to the number of Opportunity Funds that can be created nor limit to the total dollars that can be invested, Opportunity Zones have the potential to become the largest community development program in our nation’s history.” The Treasury and the IRS are the ones funding the Opportunity Zones and the White House is also pushing these “so-called opportunity zones” as described in this article where it explains how Mr. Trump signed the Executive Order to fund them.

You can go here to see if your community is affected by them.

All 64 counties in Colorado are represented in the Official Recall Colorado Governor Jared Polis grassroots movement and “Free Counties” supports this movement because the sustainable development smart cities agenda that is the antithesis of individual freedom and liberty that our Republic was founded upon and it seeks to abolish the inalienable rights of all citizens.

Please take a moment to read this important Press Release from the recall campaign and let’s all UNITE to take back our beautiful Centennial State!


The press release was also published here:

Never Let a Good Crisis Go To Waste!

By on January 14, 2019

The La Plata County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) voted on June 12, 2018 to repeal sections 38-1 & 38-2 of the existing county code and replace it with a “new provision” (also now called 38-1) to deal with the homeless in our county during a recent wildfire; however, this “new provision” added 2 new sections that infringe upon the citizens’ unalienable rights which are protected by the United States Constitution, Bill of Rights, particularly the 1st and 2nd Amendments. This “new provision” was requested for a vote from the County Attorney, Sheryl Rogers on May 22, 2018 and was passed, unanimously, by all 3 County Commissioners on June 12, 2018.

Never let a good crisis go to waste, right?

To see the language of this new law which is in violation of the U.S. Constitution and to research the discussions about the ordinance, please visit our page on Rights being infringed?

Resolution to Protect La Plata County Citizen’s Property Rights

By on December 4, 2018

“Free Counties” presented the LaPlata County Board of County Commissioners with a “Resolution to Protect LaPlata County Citizen’s Property Rights” on behalf of the citizens; however, we want every individual to be able to make this request so that the voices of the people of LPC are truly being heard.

Please read this resolution: (*Note this is version #2 of the resolution currently being considered)

Resolution to Protect La Plata County Citizen’s Property Right

(presented on behalf of the citizens of La Plata County from

The undersigned elected officials and community planners of­ficially engaged to create planning programs for La Plata County, do hereby agree to the following:

• Planning involves and affects regulation of private property rights.

• Individual property ownership includes the right of usage and is protected by the U.S. Constitution as well as the Colorado Constitution (and subsequent Revised Statutes) with a basic foundation of inalienable rights and individual liberty for all citizens, as defined in the Declaration of Independence.

Recognizing these basic legal facts, we agree that all citizen’s private property rights shall be placed in the highest priority of consideration during the planning and zoning processes in La Plata County; and, in the event that any part of the planning and zoning process or recommendations resulting from the process shall potentially nega­tively impact any property rights, property owners or the value of their private property, those affected property owners shall:

a) Be provided full, timely disclosure notifying the property owner or owners of the potential that their private property rights may in some way be infringed or the value of their private property may be thereby affected, and,

b) Be provided full disclosure outlining the rights to be infringed upon, and

c) Be provided an opportunity to opt-out of any rights’ infringing regulation or policy.

The Colorado Constitution was written in 1876 to protect the citizen’s property rights when it states: “All persons have certain natural, essential and inalienable rights among which may be reckoned the right of enjoying and defending their lives and liberties; of acquiring, possessing, and protecting property; and of seeking and obtaining their safety and happiness.” (Article II Bill of Rights, Section 3)

Furthermore, in the event of property loss or usage by the private land owner due to planning restrictions or zoning changes, the affected private property owner shall be fully compensated as a result of such zoning or other related restrictions on the fair legal use of his property according to Article II Bill of Rights, Section 14Taking private property for private use. Private property shall not be taken for private use unless by consent of the owner, except for private ways of necessity, and except for reservoirs, drains, flumes or ditches on or across the lands of others, for agricultural, mining, milling, domestic or sanitary purposes.  And Section 15Taking property for public use compensation, how ascertained. Private property shall not be taken or damaged, for public or private use, without just compensation.

Further, affected property owners shall be notified of the potential impairment to their rights and their individual written approval required before engaging in any of the following:

a) Reconfiguration of zoning that intensifies or in any way adds restrictions to existing rights,

b) Implementation of conservations easements or Trading of Devel­opment Rights,

c) Acceptance of grant money by the above named government entity or their assigned planners, whether from non-profit organi­zations, governmental or private funding sources. Finally, it is agreed that no government representatives or their assigned planning agents, will come on to private property for any planning purpose without the written consent of the owner

Signed: (Elected Officials):

County Commissioner:                              ___________________________________________________

County Commissioner:                              ___________________________________________________

County Commissioner:                              ___________________________________________________

Signed: (Community Planners):

(County Attorney):                                       ___________________________________________________

(County Manager):                                      ___________________________________________________

(Planning Director):                                     ___________________________________________________

(Planning Commission Chair):                 ___________________________________________________

If you want the BOCC to agree to protecting your property rights, please go to and sign the request form asking them to sign this resolution.

(presented on behalf of the citizens of La Plata County from

Exclusive Screening of Eminent Domain

By on April 21, 2018


“Little Pink House” is a fantastic new film based on a true story about a small town woman in Connecticut who refurbishes her dream home only to have local government bulldoze it over while claiming “eminent domain” for the public good.

Visit to learn more, watch the trailer, and purchase tickets.

La Plata County is now facing similar circumstances of threats of “eminent domain…without compensation” with the recent roll-out of the proposed Land Use “Code.”

Please join us in bringing this VITAL film to La Plata County on May 1, 2018. We need your help to purchase as many tickets as possible in the next 3 days!!!!!

Who’s Bringing in Outside $$$?

By on April 20, 2018

This was a previous FB meme that we shared from our previous “I-team files” account that reached 4,655 people:

California Billionaire, Tom Steyer, likes to spend his elite money in Colorado politics and has recently decided to get involved in our local affairs of La Plata County to push his agenda. In order to connect the dots between Steyer $$ and the group “United Against the Recall” which was filed with the Colorado Secretary of State’s office for the purpose of “Opposing the recall of Gwen Lachelt,” you only have to take these few clicks/steps:
1. Go to the “Colorado Secretary of State TRACER” system –
2. On the far left side, click on the + sign next to the “search” section and select, “expenditure search.”
3. Type “United Against the Recall” into the Expending Committee Name and click the red “SEARCH” button.
4. This will take you to the page to see how “United Against the Recall” is spending their money by paying “Conservation Colorado” for employee services.
Tom Steyer’s national group, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) launched and paid for this campaign to try and retain Commissioner Lachelt through their Colorado arm called “Conservation Colorado” who has an address on 3rd Avenue in Durango.

Now, for the false claims from Lachelt about how the Recall Effort ( is being funded by the Koch Brothers, just do a “Committee Search” for the name “LA PLATA COUNTY RECALL” to see any contributions or expenditures because everything they receive or spend must be reported to the Secretary of State’s office.

So…when it comes to Big $$$ coming into La Plata County politics, there is only one side who is receiving it.