Now armed men and women — not police, but members of an autonomous militia — guard every entrance to the town, looking for strangers with contraband. And at the height of election season in Mexico, contraband means mostly political campaign ads: Guards confiscated thousands of banners and posters, from every major political party in Mexico, in just a few weeks. These ads, along with the political parties that produce them, are completely banned in Cherán, and have been since 2011, when residents overthrew their local government and started over.
We need to do this here in every town run by Democrats. Make it so.