Authority is earned through legitimacy and legitimacy is conferred on the just. That is what I have learned in my near 50 years in law enforcement. It is also a founding principle of our democracy. It is naive to think that our citizens will follow the law simply because it is the law. Law, and the authority that comes with it, must be seen as just in order to be effective. We know this inherently as citizens. However, our history is replete with leaders who discover this truth the hard way.
Funeral services for Charles Madison Ramsey, 90, of Purcell, formerly of Lexington, were held Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Oklahoma City. Arrangements were under the direction of Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.