at writing when He wrote the 10 commandments unto stone tablets. Contrary to your implication that this would be more listened to and respected, his own friend used them as a foil for his anger and smashed them right away. It seems God can't convince people who don't want to be convinced whether He reads His own Script or has His prophets read it. I guess when He testifies to the goodness of His own nature, He is bragging. When He has someone else who knows Him testify to the goodness of His own nature, its fishy!
Localism is for people who can still sleep at night even though somebody they don't know in a city they have never been is doing things differently. ("Localism, A Philosophy of Government" on Amazon for Kindle or Barnes and Noble ebook websites)