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Fourth Branch of Government---Bureaucracy

Patrickt

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"IN arguing for the states to ratify the Constitution, James Madison wrote in Federalist 47, "The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many … may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny." In our time, the regulatory state has become a form of tyranny led by bureaucrats who have wrested power from Congress and even influenced the Supreme Court to bow to their power.This concentration of power in the regulatory state has led to outrage after outrage as unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats act as tyrannical kings, issuing edicts that harm small businesses, restrict freedom and cost our economy almost $2 trillion per year. This fourth branch of government exists outside of and unrestrained by the constitutional system of checks and balances. It represents one of the greatest threats to the liberties of American citizens."
The Bureaucracy -- The Unaccountable Fourth Branch Of Government | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis - IBD

The old dead white guys were quite bright. Now we have leaders who aren't old, aren't white, aren't guys and aren't bright.
 

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"IN arguing for the states to ratify the Constitution, James Madison wrote in Federalist 47, "The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many … may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny." In our time, the regulatory state has become a form of tyranny led by bureaucrats who have wrested power from Congress and even influenced the Supreme Court to bow to their power.This concentration of power in the regulatory state has led to outrage after outrage as unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats act as tyrannical kings, issuing edicts that harm small businesses, restrict freedom and cost our economy almost $2 trillion per year. This fourth branch of government exists outside of and unrestrained by the constitutional system of checks and balances. It represents one of the greatest threats to the liberties of American citizens."
The Bureaucracy -- The Unaccountable Fourth Branch Of Government | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis - IBD

The old dead white guys were quite bright. Now we have leaders who aren't old, aren't white, aren't guys and aren't bright.

IT is quite right that the bureaucracy is a major problem in modern democracies and that it holds vast power that can and often does, in fact, endanger the constitutional balance of power and often neuter rule of law.
 
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