[After writing this, I noticed a new David Henderson post that made some similar points.  If you only have time for one, read his excellent post.] In the US, public services such as police, fire and K-12 education are typically provided by local governments. On the other hands, federal rules prevent local governments from certain types of regulation. Local governments are not allowed to restrict speech or interstate commerce, for instance. What about property rights? Who should get to determine...