The statement “All politics are local” applies less and less when we keep allowing bigger entities of government to do things lower entities should do. The most important entity of government should be the individual. It is now becoming the exact opposite. We must elect public servants who are humble enough to acknowledge this and are willing to cede the power of their office that their predecessors grabbed.
It will be a long and difficult fight against the machines that are in place, but it is the only war of recent memory truly worth fighting for.