Tales of Tyranny VII: Misti Chastain
Misti, who lives near Washington’s capitol city of Olympia, had a lifelong dream of having a horse ranch. When her dream came true, she decided to give back to the community by inviting special needs children out for horse back rides and time on her ranch.
Unfortunately, her generosity was met headlong with a wall of government beauracracy and she ended up spending months of her time fighting with state and local officials over trumped up accusations. Things got so bad with the government, Misti was forced to put down some of her prized horses to comply with their demands. Finally, she’d had enough and, with the help of the Freedom Foundation and some of her friends, Misti challenged government officials’ accusations. And she won. Her story and the many others like them are the reason we work to stand up for the people of Washington state.
Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including AnyStreet.org (now a part of Western Free Press) and Liberatchik.com. He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to WesternFreePress.com.