Administrative state

Trump’s assault on the administrative state will benefit America

Chuck DeVore, Fox News

President Trump has asked Congress to reduce and simplify our tax system in what would be the first major tax reform in 31 years. If successful, it would unshackle the American economy as much as will regulatory reform.  While regulators, their rules, and a complex tax code take their toll on jobs and prosperity, excessive federal spending also plays a part in misallocating scarce resources.

America’s Biggest Lawbreaker versus Donald Trump

As we wrote in The Law That Governs Government, efforts by bureaucrats within the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Education, and even the Justice Department and national security infrastructure to undermine the Trump administration are signs that the administrative state is openly hostile to the constitutional rule of law.

Congressmen Move To Protect Silicon Valley, But Ignore Individual Privacy

Kathryn Watson, The Daily Caller

Congress’ proposed “Email Privacy Act” lets federal agencies continue subpoenaing citizens’ emails, bank account numbers and phone call records without first demonstrating probable cause to a judge and getting court approval for a warrant.

How America Failed to Keep the Republic

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, American Thinker

Through the creation of the “Administrative State,” with vast bureaucracies violating the separation of powers in ways unaccountable to the people and the Constitution itself, America has failed to keep the republican form of government created by the Founders.