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Old 04-15-2015, 11:28 AM
 
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It seems to be their favorite state when it comes to a big state run by cons, but yet, they have almost 300 counties? SMH

Doesn't this seem to be an example of government waste and an example of government that is not limited?

While the Conservatives Boogeyman state, California, doesn't even have 75.

Any reasoning?

 
Old 04-15-2015, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Annandale, VA
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It seems to be their favorite state when it comes to a big state run by cons, but yet, they have almost 300 counties? SMH

Doesn't this seem to be an example of government waste and an example of government that is not limited?

While the Conservatives Boogeyman state, California, doesn't even have 75.

Any reasoning?


All politics is local. The more counties, the better the chance you will find one that has a government that agrees with your values and/or needs and listens to what you have to say.
 
Old 04-15-2015, 11:50 AM
 
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$$wise, under the Conservative thinking, it's out of line
 
Old 04-15-2015, 11:53 AM
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But TX is huge. It's over 268k square miles and has 254 counties. That's about average at around 1,000 Sq miles per county
 
Old 04-15-2015, 11:53 AM
 
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What does the number of counties have anything to do with how conservative Texas is?
 
Old 04-15-2015, 11:57 AM
 
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Lots of counties doesn't equal big government numb nuts. If anything more counties equals more devolution to the local level, more direct democracy and a smaller central government.
 
Old 04-15-2015, 12:00 PM
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What does the number of counties have anything to do with how conservative Texas is?

I agree with your comment but I think the OP is saying it's a waste of money by have so many counties therefore creating a bunch of jobs for no reason. If the counties count was cut in half it would say monew and resources. It would be in line with TX small government ideals. To me it's average though, at 1k Sq miles per county and doesn't really have anything to do with conservatism
 
Old 04-15-2015, 12:03 PM
 
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I agree with your comment but I think the OP is saying it's a waste of money by have so many counties therefore creating a bunch of jobs for no reason. If the counties count was cut in half it would say monew and resources. It would be in line with TX small government ideals. To me it's average though, at 1k Sq miles per county and doesn't really have anything to do with conservatism
Okay, I get it now. The OP is just extraordinarily ignorant. It probably never dawned on them that Texas is a huge state land wise, but historically, it's sparsely populated. You don't want a county where it takes 2 hours to drive to the court house.
 
Old 04-15-2015, 12:09 PM
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Okay, I get it now. The OP is just extraordinarily ignorant. It probably never dawned on them that Texas is a huge state land wise, but historically, it's sparsely populated. You don't want a county where it takes 2 hours to drive to the court house.
True and you also would want some control over your area. If the counties where 5k Sq miles, it'd be a metro. Imagine a council in control of an entire metro, it wouldn't work.
 
Old 04-15-2015, 12:29 PM
 
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We use Texas a model of conservativism?
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