“We don’t need Tallahassee politicians making decisions best left to elected city and county leaders who are closer to the people.” 1 This editorial opinion was written early in January, 2018, in opposition to several measures being considered in the Florida legislature preempting local authority. About the same time, a state legislator, speaking in defense of various preemptions, declared: “We have an obligation to the entire state of Florida to do these things.” 2