What comes to my mind is witch trials.
What does local control mean for the township in its banning of corporate dumping of sewage sludge within its boundaries. The NIMBY attitude that encourages corporate dumping on other townships? The township chairman says he is looking for individual liberty and local control. Liberty for which individuals? Surely not the individual denied by building codes from building an affordable and alternative house. Surely not the individual denied by zoning ordinances from building a small house. He must be referring to the liberty of the good-old-boy majority.
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