A microcosm of why you shouldn’t rely too much on Government:
I will admit I like why this county went broke–for the record. I’m against all subsidies for business and individuals. So, this situation is brought about by a step in the right direction.
However, it should also show all of us that when Government’s go broke, “essential departments” become a bit relative. For example, I’m sure this county is still providing assistance to lower income residents, among other programs. But, it just can’t find any money for law enforcement.
Thus, it has hung these people out to dry.
This is exactly why we as conservatives profess that we shouldn’t rely so much on Government. Because when times get tough it will decide to stop providing services that considered essential. It’s the exact reason we have fought against entitlements. It’s the exact reason we have fought against Government becoming engaged in every part of our lives. Sooner or later, it’s going to hang you out to dry.
In my Govicide novels, the Masses become reliant on the One World Government for everything. And many of them pay for it with their lives when the OWG decides it can’t provide for everyone anymore. The people have become so dependent they don’t know how to provide for themselves.
Luckily, the people in Oregon haven’t gotten there yet when it comes to law enforcement. But every day we all get a little bit closer to being hung out to dry.