There is an old saying, “All politics is local.” Whatever that means in Washington, to most Americans it means that they trust their local leaders more than the ones at the national level.
In recent months, it seems as if nothing gets done in Washington because nobody can cooperate. It seems that the politicians don't care what the people want, they all have their personal priorities that have little in common with what people in Tennessee consider important.
But local leaders are “part of us” – they are our neighbors, friends, and cousins, and they tend to work together a lot better than the people in D.C.
A case in point is the cooperation seen in recent weeks among the various branches of law enforcement in our area.
All these are good examples of how it's supposed to work – public servants working together to protect the people they serve.
We congratulate them on the great job they're doing in cooperating for the good of the community.
Washington should take a cue from them.