Ike22 Wrote:
May 21, 2012 3:40 PM
Local governments are the training grounds for people who go on to become state and national politicians. Cities and counties shouldn't spend taxpayer money on a lot of things: golf courses, parks, midnight basketball, tax breaks to entice businesses to open up there ... the local and state governments don't have any more legitimate authority than the federal government does; a lot of what is done by the local and state governments is without legitimacy, despite arguments that they can do pretty much what they please, because they're "sovereign" or because the state government is and passes the authority on to the local governments. Look up the law dictionary definitions of sovereign and you'll see what I'm referring to.