Randy Smith wrote:
> >From: James Rogers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >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
So, what is there to Loving County to attract the likes of us?
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