These officials are not the also-rans of our democracy, they will be (and likely have been) far more impactful on your day-to-day life than anything Steve Bannon can decree. When (not if) the Environmental Protection Agency is gutted, protests will be admirable, but it will be state laws that protect the Chesapeake Bay from toxic deregulation. When (not if) demands are made to turn local police into a deportation force, county rules will serve as the pushback. When (not if) the administration tries to mutate public education into a market commodity, there again local districts will influence the outcome. When (not if) Democrats retake the levers of power, they should be more understanding of Republican districts that wish to "resist." Certainly there are limits, but while local officials cannot prevent impacts of national law changes on immigration, climate change or health care, they can certainly mitigate them.