Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Reactionary Oregon County Provides An Interesting Experiment


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.


Anonymous said...

We get that out east as well..the strangle rural livelihoods.

We'll get somewhere when we realize 2 things: First that urban liberals don't produce their own food, water and power, and realize secondly that the rest of the country will get only more strangulation, repression and insult until we quit fucking around.

Anonymous said...

Unrelated but hilarious.


Jehu said...

Cute cartoon---it is very true that we've engaged in a century or more of experimentation to breed a subrace of humanity that is resistant to contraception. No doubt allergies, physical and otherwise, to same will become more prevalent as time goes on.