The Republican Party is a mess.
In the past, the GOP stood for certain values: personal freedom, equality of opportunity, support of the free market and limited government. These were the conservative principles which the party espoused even if they failed to achieve them. Trump has upended these ideals, revealing many in the party to be more attached to immediate power than any long-standing principles.
Those who once supported the gifts of the free market now decry the growing inequality between the top and bottom of American earners. Those who claimed a loyalty to the ideas of federalism now support an ever growing national budget deficit. Abortion was labeled as the greatest injustice of the modern age until Republicans had complete control of the federal government and conveniently forgot about the issue.
The resignation of Chancellor Folt may seem to have little to do with this failure — indeed there is very little direct connection between the two. Events surrounding the school administration and Folt display something which I find interesting: the benefits of local government.
The American federal government has become a bulbous mass. Those who run for office promise they will provide solutions for the nation’s problems from their seat. As a result, the federal government balloons. One only needs to take a look at the inscrutable bureaucracy which has spawned in reaction to ever increasing budgets.