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American Project @ SPP: The Case for Local Government

Michael Hendrix

At the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, "The American Project: On the Future of Conservatism" is a multi-year program to propel innovative ideas for reimagining the future of America's conservative movement.

In the RealClearPolicy series, writers and scholars—through a collection of essays—grapple with the core tenets of the American Project from various points of view guided by the conviction that by getting back to first political principles we can better understand and respond to our present political moment.

With only three-quarters of Americans trusting their local government, only 40 percent of Congress trusts our country's legislative branch. Michael Hendrix, director of state and local policy at the Manhattan Institute, emphasizes the need to trust local governments in ways of coming together as a community and as the building block of the American Project.

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