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Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey's Axis of Evil continues to press its anti self-determination campaign of conquest and subjugation in Douglas County. As I 've said before, adios liberty and hello "park your cars on concrete", no firecrackers busybody meddling from the city slickers. I have no pecuniary interest in the outcome. But I have been an habitué of the pleasant streets and fine business establishments in Elkhorn for many decades. I like the 'flavor' of the town and its people. You can smoke 'em if you got 'em in most places. I don't smoke, but I'd hate to see it changed by being annexed by a City whose values and ways are quite different. Different in ways I don't like.
I have been opposed to the City of Omaha's forced and unfriendly takeover for idealistic reasons. Mayor Fahey is a callous and wicked man to think IF, simply because it isn't, on its face, against the law, AND because it would help him pull his financially beleaguered city out of the mess he and his pals have gotten it into, he should do it. This logic amounts to mere justification for doing that which is inherently wrong under our Constitution. Omaha's unwelcome annexation of Elkhorn amounts to a taking, in my mind. And it also carries with it a raft of good, old-fashioned taxation without representation.
Even The Great Helmsman, Chairman Mao Tse-tung, (thats how its spelled in my LRB) warned that to pursue hegemony over the unwilling was wrong.