In 2006, filmmakers Hanson Hosein and Heather Hughes set off on a cross-country journey with an unusual goal: shunning “big box” outlets and chain stores, the couple would only do business with “mom and pop” shops, quoting Hot Zone. [Ed. Note: One of the stops was in Yelm WA. where the City Council led by former Mayor Adam Rivas & then Council member Ron Harding (now Yelm’s Mayor) said no citizen can speak about Wal-Mart or big-box, as shown in this film.]
The Yelm City Council earned the egregious Jefferson Muzzles Award for its disregard of fellow citizens on the big-box issue.
See the film trailer with the Yelm City Council vetoing citizens rights on the Independent America website.