>From: James Rogers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: Setting up Ghost Town Communities?
>Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2001 09:52:13 -0800
>On 11/5/01 4:15 AM, "cryofan" <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, 05 Nov 2001 01:25:17 -0800, you wrote:
> > The county is also a very important governmental unit in the USA.
> > Hence, I suggested on Cryonet that cryonicists "take over" Loving
> > County, Texas, pop 67. The county seat, Mentone has 20 people.
>You are correct about the power of counties. However, while it is a
>powerful buttress against Federal power (I've argued this before on the
>list), it may still be subject to state power which in some states can be
>bad as Federal. Home rule counties are probably the best combination, as
>allows the individual to largely free themselves from Federal and State
>level interference if they so choose. I do not know if Texas grants
>home rule rights to counties or incorporated areas. Most of the
>intermountain states have counties that have less than a thousand people
>living in them.
I am not sure, but the govt in Texas revolves around the county.
Federal-->State--> County-->City is the hierarchy. Counties are fairly
powerful in Texas, as are quasigovenmental agencies such as water appaisal
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