Laws Passed by Bureaucrats vs. Laws Passed by Elected Officials

If you think your life in America is dictated by people you elect to office, think again. Unelected bureaucrats routinely write regulations that affect every aspect of your existence, including whether you will be considered for a particular job that you are technically qualified to perform, whether you are too 'privileged' to receive financial assistance for college, whether you can manufacture a particular type of light bulb, what kind of circuit breakers must be installed in your new home, how much of certain ingredients your food may contain, how many gallons your toilet may use to flush, where the wood in your guitar may come from, whether you may build a shed on your property because it might disrupt a protected rodent or insect, etc. In the picture below, a U.S. senator compares the massive number of pages of new regulations published in the Federal Register with laws passed by Congress and signed by the president. "Behold my display of the 2013 Federal Register. It contains over 80,000 pages of new rules, regulations, and notices all written and passed by unelected bureaucrats. The small stack of papers on top of the display are the laws passed by elected members of Congress and signed into law by the president." In actuality, those Federal employees are at least tacitly approved by elected beings because power lies within the purview of the elected to replace them. I don't know whether the rash of executive orders issued lately to bypass Congress are included in either stack. It really doesn't matter because senators and congressmen rarely read the bills they do cast votes for. As one senator remarked regarding the government health care bill that will usurp control over a sixth of the economy, "What good is reading the bill if it's a thousand pages and you don't have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?" His solution was to blow it off and just vote for it anyway. The abuse of citizens by government employees - NSA, DEA, FBI, TSA, IRS, EPA, DHS, NIH, et al - is rampant and is driven by political agendas. Freedom is nearly dead in America and therefore the world.

Laws Passed by Bureaucrats vs. Laws Passed by the Legislature - RF Cafe

Posted  January 21, 2014