These conservatives are incredibly inconsistent. We just finished debating a bill by Alma Allen, D-Houston, that would give parents the right to prohibit corporal punishment of their child in schools. The ultra-right argued for local control: Let school districts decide their own policy.
I’m not arguing for or against the bill (although I can’t think of any thing more “local” than the parent/child relationship). Where were these conservatives when we were debating the “sanctuary” cities bill (the bill that will turn local police into immigration enforcement officers)? No local law enforcement asked for that bill and many cities were openly opposed to it because it’s an unfunded mandate.
So are they or aren’t they for local control?