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Administrative state threatens freedom

For some time, the greatest threat to “we, the People” has been the administrative state, a perversion of constitutional self-government. Essentially a state within a state, it substitutes rulemaking by bureaucrats for legislation passed by elected representatives in accordance with the constitutional process.

Most of today’s discussion about the administrative state arises in conjunction with the presidency of Donald Trump, whose supporters claim that the administrative state is the centerpiece of opposition to his agenda. They are probably correct, but legitimate concerns about the administrative state are nothing new.

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