In matters of local and state elections, are your candidates “Globalists” or “Localist”?
A Globalist is someone The places the interests of the entire world above those of individual nations or citizens. A Localist is someone who places their interests on what is happening in their home and their community.
Globalists feel it is important to “compete” in the world market by allowing businesses to sell abroad, however the tradeoff is that cheap foreign goods are allowed to be sold locally. This hurts local small businesses that cannot compete with cheap foreign goods.
Globalists also feel societies must be “sensitive” to foreign cultures and people because we all “one world”. Local and state policies are designed to accommodate foreigners, in many cases at the expense of local citizens. For example, many local citizens are turned down for jobs because they don’t speak a certain language.
The Localist wants to serve the local community and it residents first and foremost. They want to pave the neighborhood streets and sidewalks, to keep the citizens safe, and to provide an economic environment that provides opportunities for local entrepreneurs to grow and develop.
State and local governments are filled with elected officials who are Globalists, and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff and San Antonio mayor Ivy Taylor are good examples. Both, as the county’s and city’s high ranking elected officials want to create a “global city”. In order to do that, they and the SA Chamber say there must “public investment”. But how much local “investment” (government spending and debt) is necessary to satisfy Global interests, and how much do local interests have to suffer?
For example, according to 2015 Texas Comptroller figures, Bexar County’s tax supported debt was $1.43 billion and San Antonio’s was $1.49 billion, plus San Antonio has an additional revenue supported debt of $8.9 billion. Citizens in San Antonio ask “where did that money go”, when they are asked vote on a proposed 2017 $500 million municipal bond, and when they hear Globalist officials talk about making the county and city a global community.
The Preamble to the Constitution clearly outlines the role of the federal government and is should be the blue print for state local governments. It establishes justice through the rule of law and the process of a representative government. It insures domestic tranquility by allowing citizens to protect themselves and to be protected local public safety officials. It provides for the common defense local against foreign attack. It promotes, not assures or guarantees, the general welfare. This is how it secures the blessings of liberty for the individual citizen.
The priority of the federal, state and local governments in Texas and the United States should be the local citizen, not the world. Citizens should understand that defense of freedom and liberty starts in their backyard, not in the rest of the world.