Friday, February 3, 2012

A Regressive President

Sometimes, it boggles the mind how something so blindingly obvious is utterly ignored by the intellectual elite.
The industrial age is ending, as the President himself acknowledged. Shouldn’t the administrative state be ending as well then? Instead, the President proposes more rules and regulations.
From Progressives and Regressives, Letters from an Ohio Farmer

The administrative state was created in response to the centralization of power in the hands of a few successful men (or, in the case of the Kennedys, Gores, Bushes and Daytons, their children). The administrative state has given us such gems as Sarbanes-Oxley, Frank-Dodd, the Great Society, the Social Security Act and McCain-Feingold. Haven't we seen enough?

Power ... political, economic, and even social ... is now more widely and evenly distributed than ever before. President Obama's desire to expand the administrative is simply an attempt to curtail this distribution, roll it back, and consolidate power in the hands of a few, privileged men.

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