‘Ding, dong, the village witch is dead’ – or at least we hope it is.

Camden County Commissioners attempted to put to rest the final vestiges of Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton’s curse when they denied four petitions to form villages earlier this week.


‘Ding, dong, the village witch is dead’ – or at least we hope it is.
Camden County Commissioners attempted to put to rest the final vestiges of Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton’s curse when they denied four petitions to form villages earlier this week.
A circuit judge had ruled the four must be given a hearing after the petitioners had sought to have the court order the petitions be placed on the ballot.
We hope this hatchet is buried, the water’s over the bridge, the crying over the spilled milk is done, the … well, you get the idea.
The horrible, vague and otherwise inept legislation that was slipped into a Senate omnibus bill at the end of the 2007 legislative session by the Speaker of the Missouri House was denounced, overridden and repealed by the members of Jetton’s own party and signed by the governor of his own party.
And yet, there are those who would use Jetton’s legacy to corrupt organized, civil society to do whatever they want and circumvent rules and regulations through Jetton’s law long after it is no longer state statute.
We wish this problem would just run its course and be done with, but we’re not very optimistic.
Having been twice rebuffed by organized rule in the county, we expect the failed villagers may return to court to further press their quest for independence from county governance.
We hope they will consider otherwise, and let the commissioners get back to more pressing and important issues that effect us all in a positive manner.