This is why believing that only decentralized, small government is best is a mistake. There are locals who can be more fascistic than national government.
The size and centralization of aspects of government are not the correct issue. The quality of government is the only proper concern. Good government is just that, whether large or small. Small government has never been a greater guarantor of good government than has big government.
Government is not the problem. Let's be clear. Ronald Reagan was being moronic when preaching otherwise. He made matters worse, not better.
Bad government is the problem, not Big Government. Good government, large and small, is the solution.