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Group Trying To Take Over County

They call themselves the People’s Oversight Committee – sometimes just “The People” – and they’re doing their darnedest to engineer a coup d’état in Stevens County. Using the style of legal reasoning and logical coherence that marks so many self-styled anti-government groups, from the Posse Comitatus to sovereign citizens to the Freemen, the committee has declared that every elected official in Stevens County is illegitimate. Why? Because, The People say, the officials have not properly filed their oaths of office with the state. The People acknowledge that the Stevens County officials took their oaths of office, and are following the same procedure as other elected officials in the state. But the oaths were not filed with the state auditor, and this constitutes, they say, an “unprecedented affront to our liberties”/Shawn Vestal, SR. More here.

Question: Did you think this article was about Rally Right, the Reagan Republicans, or the North West Property Owners Association? Nah, this one is in Stevens County, Wash. Thoughts?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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