Josephine County in Oregon voted down a massive property tax increase (one which would have multiplied their effective rate by 4 or 5 times) and decided to downsize their law enforcement apparatus by about 2/3 to 3/4 instead. It will be interesting to see what comes of this. My prediction is that all hell will fail to break loose. When news articles use words like "Wild West", my skepticism level goes through the roof. It's even possible that crime may decline. Cutting from 25 to 6 minions makes enforcing anarcho-tyranny a lot harder I suppose.
Anyone want to bet that the newspapers won't have any followup article to this about a year from now? (I've seen this article in different forms in several Oregon newspapers).
There's also of course the issue that the big cities full of liberals in Oregon tend to vote to strangle the economic livelihood of the rural counties in Oregon. Too bad the State of Jefferson can't be called into being.
A Barefoot Boy on Earth Day, 1970
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