Preemption Laws Provide Backstop for Localized Progressive Politics
Local governments play an important role within states, but not to the detriment of the taxpayers. Unfortunately, local governments have become victims of far left organizations manipulating the public and local officials to create policies that hurt economic development and individual freedom.
In recent years, as state-level elections empower lawmakers and governors to remove onerous government regulations and promote free markets and entrepreneurism, big government activists have begun targeting local governments to create oppressive policies that could not survive at the state capitol.
If more local officials understood the role of federalism in the balance of power between the federal, state and local governments, they could guard against efforts by professional activists to pit local governments against the state.