Oklahoma is fortunate to have the dedication of those proud elected officials, who regardless of circumstances are willing and eager to provide those critical services. They recognize that there are plenty of folks far more interested in the rededication of revenue than the delivery and efficiency of service. In short, they'd prefer to have a government they can control. Consolidation can only be enacted by constitutional change. In the vision of Mencken, a bad idea's time never comes — the voters always have the final decision.
Wallace is president of the Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma.