Look at most major cities, you will see one party in control. Democrats. If there is Republican control, chances are it's run by liberal Republicans. Given that the Democrats control the cities so overwhelmingly, why exactly arent they utopias? Think about it. Here in the cities we get to see the Democrat agenda run essentially unopposed. We often get told that if liberals were running things, this country would get so much better. Yet, despite the fact that liberals have had such vast control over the major cities of America, inner cities are run down, degenerate, education is horrible, and IMHO non-existant if half the stuff my friends teaching there are true. Why is that? Take Philadelphia for example. Its been run by Democrats for nearly 50 years. It's a run down shadow of what it used to be. The public schooling is absolutely attrocious. The students have no respect for teachers. The murder rate is so high Ive seen comparisons with casualties in Iraq. If applying liberal principles is so beneficial and effective for bettering us, why is the city decaying? Or how about New Orleans, or Washington? And dont even get me started on San Fran... How bad do things need to get before people start realizing we need a change? Are people just so used to mediocrity and corruption that they don't care about being any better? Have we reached the point of new return? If we have our future doesn't look bright. Because there is something to the phrase "All politics is local." Even if we are strong on the outside, if we are decaying within our cities and local areas, this nation will decay. On an even further level, if we don't fix our families, our cities and local areas will decay, even if we have politicians who try to govern with conservative, or atleast, non-liberal positions.