A young college student asked his father the definition of a traitor in politics. The father answered, “Any person who leaves our party and goes over to the other party is a traitor.”
The son then asked, “Well, what about a man who leaves the other party and comes over to ours?”
“He’d be a convert, son,” replied the father, “a real and very smart convert.”
Even before Owen County was formed, people of the area were serious about their politics.