Our Founders reveled in localized control over politics. The national government was created to possess only a few, specific, and defined powers, while state politics were meant to be more important. Localized government was the order of the day and the differences between states were meaningfully based on local preferences.
Pew Research shows that while state and local governments have declined in most Americans’ estimation over the last few years, favorability toward national government has fallen at a much faster rate. Could we see a sudden surge of the states and local authorities telling D.C. to whistle off — or are we still trying govern this country as if one size fits all?