Is Texas to ignore bad policy because it is local?

Pratt on TexasHere’s a question for you: Does it matter from where bad policy comes?

Texas has become an urban population majority state and it is cities, both large and small, enacting anti-freedom, anti-property rights, raise-the-cost of housing and business policies.

Texas small towns put in California-greenie-style plastic bag bans; a mid-sized city tried to become the regulator of oil and gas development; small to large municipalities have regulated personal property through tree ordinances (and a host of other subjects) which pretend that trees you planted and grew on your property are somehow public property; Austin has a construction permitting process whereby you have to adopt near New York-union-style wages and policies to build, or else your permitting is slow-walked (officially!), and; cities have tried to adopt ordinances which force private property owners to accommodate all aspects of the homosexual lifestyle and political agenda.

Do you realize that in New York and California all their destructive policies started in their cities too?

Do you realize that in New York and California all their destructive policies started in their cities too? Then as the states became more overtly urban, those same policies became state law and you get what you see today.

The once Golden State of California has the lowest home ownership rates since 1940 and the highest poverty rate in America. New York can’t hold onto jobs outside of banking unless it pays companies to stay.

Again, does it matter from where bad policy comes?

Should we simply turn a blind-eye to the ruination of Texas just because local officials cry “local control” and want to keep an easy path to outrageous growth in property taxes, local spending and debt, and heavy-handed regulation?

Should we simply turn a blind-eye to the ruination of Texas just because local officials cry “local control”…

Local governments exist at the pleasure of the State of Texas and if we are to stave off the state’s urban-driven turn to the Left, our pleasure must be in clamping down on local abuse and bad policy as much as we wish so to do at the federal level.

What do you think?...

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