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  • The Jackson County commissioners, administrator and county counsel partnered up Wednesday for a staged performance to depict their unilateral view that federal law is supreme, and that local county control over local federal forests is futile. This "defiant" posture of counties and states against the strong arm of the federal...
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  • The Jackson County commissioners, administrator and county counsel partnered up Wednesday for a staged performance to depict their unilateral view that federal law is supreme, and that local county control over local federal forests is futile. This "defiant" posture of counties and states against the strong arm of the federal government is expensive with little gain, according to Administrator Danny Jordan, the county counsel, and the three commissioners.
    But, I have the answer. We admittedly have come a long way from the liberty and freedom of the 1900s. The elected commissioners are now unnecessary, with so much of our domain controlled by the federal government. We do not need elected representatives of the people and their huge wages, retirement and benefits to do the bidding of the feds.
    Get over it; we have a governor and a president, and they have "supremacy" over Jackson County. To further save a half a million or more, our administrator and county counsel are unnecessary, as well — we have the Supreme Court!
    Let us welcome in a new year with the knowledge that it is the federal government that controls and owns our county lands, and we need to adjust accordingly. — Colleen Roberts, Prospect
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