Mike5 is right. There is ample evidence of Democrats being just as whimsical about local control as the cartoon suggests the Republicans are. Schools are a great example. When a school system is being innovative, trying new things, Democrats love local control. When schools want to teach intelligent design… less so.We need a strong central gov’t willing to allow states and communities to experiment with ways to make thing work better, and for that same strong central gov’t be flexible enough, not too self interested, to make the best ideas available to others for whom they might work. As long as stockshare and lobbyists have greater influence than good ideas, our nation will have to struggle to keep up with other advanced nations.Respectfully,C.
John Deering and John Newcombe