Henry Bodmer, Kenmare
This week Ward County despatched out the proposed property tax levies for 2021. Whereas a lot of the line gadgets corresponding to the college levy, township levy, metropolis levy, and so forth had been about the identical as final yr, the proposed county levy is a whopping 18% improve. Whereas simply what portion of the county obligations precipitated this enormous improve can solely be answered by an additional investigation of the proposed funds, a part of the reply was revealed within the image on web page certainly one of The Minot Every day Information for September 8. The image was of a neighborhood citizen arguing in regards to the 2nd Modification to the US Structure.
Evidently the county commissioners are losing their time and our cash debating the 2nd Modification which is a accountability of the federal authorities and never the prerogative of county commissioners. Any try to override federal regulation was decisively articulated by President Andrew Jackson in 1832 when he declared he would cling (from the primary tree he may discover) any South Carolinian who refused to implement the federal tariffs.
The commissioners ought to commit their effort and time on managing the county’s roads, bridges, and different such issues of use to the county’s residents as an alternative of debating what they don’t have any authority over.