Why would the head of a nationwide organization with some 330,000 members take the time to help get a puny, local effort off the ground?
Even before I started the Greene County, Virginia Taxpayers Association (some 100 miles Southwest of D. C.) , back in 2003 when said county was still considered rural John Berthoud was there helping get taxpayers informed and energized.
It was a small conference on land rights, school choice, and controlling taxation but John’s talk on how taxes hurt home ownership and families helped spark a revolution that has brought accountability to local government.
Out of it came a new organization that has changed the political landscape in that county.
This was, according to other commentators, one of John’s passions—- create local and state groups all over the country.
Observing John at his last NTUF conference in D. C. just last June one could see his genuine concern for all participants and attention to the smallest detail.
John, you are already sorely missed. Requiescat in pacem.
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