I hope I didn't give you the impression that I was against a local authority. I'm very much in favor of local authority because I believe centralization always results in imbalance. I believe the originators of this particular governing strategy were cognizant of this fact. Egypt for instance always maintained a separate governing structure for each of their Nomes; it was this same kind of democracy in Africa proper that was scoffed at by the Brits during colonization, and was recorded by Chancellor Williams.
My comment on the Sheriff of Nottingham was merely to show that corruption can also occur at the local level, so having a local authority doesn't absolve the citizen of personal responsibility and accountability it merely makes corruption easier to monitor. State representatives should be forced to reside and operate out of the states they represent, their presence at a central authority is only required on matters of concern outside their borders.
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