I am not voting on issues in the Shenandoah Valley at all except inasmuch as I vote for a national Presidential candidate. My voting as a citizen of Oakland in the Presidential election should count exactly the same as the vote of a citizen of the Shenandoah Valley. That is fairness.So - you don't think that it's appropriate for the citizens of a state to decide their own laws? There's nothing that I'm aware of that prevents you from going anywhere ya want as a citizen of the US - but, your position seems to disregard the consideration of local priorities and concerns. What's important for you in Oakland might not mean much to me in the Shenandoah Valley, and similarly, some of the things we care about here probably mean little to you. I don't see that as a bad thing - why do you?