Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Loving County, Texas
… his phone rang with an old-fashioned warning: “You don't know it, but you're in trouble.” A group was planning a takeover of the county, said the caller, a woman in Arizona who promised to send him some information by e-mail. The material described the plans of a Libertarian faction in its own words “to win most of the elected offices in the county administration” and “restore to freedom” Loving County.
The goal, said an e-mail message attributed to a group member, was to move in enough Libertarians “to control the local government and remove oppressive regulations (such as planning and zoning, and building code requirements) and stop enforcement of laws prohibiting victimless acts among consenting adults such as dueling, gambling, incest, price-gouging, cannibalism and drug handling.”
Now pictures of the three decorate a poster on the sheriff's door at the Loving County Courthouse under the timeworn Wild West legend: “Wanted by the Texas Rangers.”
1 Cafe, 1 Gas Station and 2 Roads: America's Emptiest County
Oh real life! You are so much better than satire these days.