Back in the 1970s and ’80s various left-leaning localities became the butt of national ridicule for declaring themselves nuclear-free zones or taking other meaningless official stands on issues that most grown-ups recognized were the competence of the national government.
Now apparently it is the turn of right-wing loonies to fill this role at the local level. Loudoun County’s all-Republican all-ideological Board of Supervisors still does not quite equal the supervisors of Virginia’s Chesterfield County and their opposition to nefarious socialist plots to make us ride bicycles, or the county commissioner in Lubbock, Texas, who proposed expanding the sheriff’s department so that when President Obama “turns over sovereignty to the U.N.,” he can be prepared to resist: “He’s going to send in U.N. troops. I don’t want ’em in Lubbock County.”
But we’re trying! Led by deep thinker Supervisor Suzanne Volpe (R-Algonkian), the Loudoun Board recently passed a meaningless official resolution opposing a key component of Obamacare: Continue reading