Hot Springs Area Residents Fight Annexation
There is a serious moral problem with state laws on annexation in Arkansas. The entity to be swallowed up does not get its own vote on whether it wished to be swallowed! The votes of the entity proposing to swallow up some small place are combined with the votes of the proposed victim in order to determine whether the annexation is to occur.
It seems to me that the citizens of both the place to be swallowed up and the place taking them in should both have to approve such a move. Arkansas' current law on the issue is a law Adolph Hitler would have loved. He could have legally gobbled up all of those little countries around Germany.