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 as
bad as Federal. Home rule counties are probably the best combination, as it
allows the individual to largely free themselves from Federal and State
level interference if they so choose. I do not know if Texas grants liberal
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.
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