So many of our Republican legislators subscribe to the theory that the best government is the least government, that local control is the ideal.
Except when they don’t like local control.
As with unions. Where Republican legislators have introduced a raft of bills telling cities and towns what they can and can’t do with unions representing those municipalities’ employees (you can read the article here).
You can argue about how unions should be treated by cities and towns, but how can you argue that Big Brother Knows Better, especially if you’re a Tea Party Republican who argues that Big Government is Bad?
Yet here, those same folks lead the charge, using Big Government to tell the Little Guys what to do.
Unions often overreach, but we all know what’s going on here: Republican legislators across the country take their marching orders from ALEC and — voila! — suddenly the same bills are introduced across the country.
Maybe we should just eliminate the middlman — our Republican legislators — and deal directly with ALEC.
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Bio: Mike McClellan has lived in Arizona since 1967 where he attended high school and the University of Arizona. McClellan taught high school English for 36 years, including 30 years at at Dobson High School in Mesa. He has been a contributing columnist to both the East Valley Republic editions and the East Valley Tribune.