This entire episode, and many more, should cause us to rethink certain legal principles related to federal employees that have governed us for decades.
Too many of the unelected bureaucrats who staff the alphabet soup agencies seem to feel entitled to circumvent the will of the American people when it conflicts with their priors.
Today, it is nearly impossible to fire the 2.8 million federal bureaucrats who staff the executive agencies, from which they issue rules that directly affect the lives of Americans every day.
Wrongfully prosecuting Alaskan Sen. Ted Stevens paid off handsomely for Democratic partisans at no cost to the perpetrators. Obviously, someone was paying attention.
The United States’ civil service could fairly be described as the branch of the Democratic Party that does not have the inconvenience of standing for election.
As tough as Washington has always been, protesting a cabinet secretary during a private dinner is a new low point for civility. What ever happened to ‘When they go low, we go high?’
Among government workers whose jobs do not call on them to risk life and limb, there are two distinct categories: the Ambitious and the Comfortable.
The paradox of freedom has always been to create a government strong enough to defend the people against their foreign enemies, but not so strong that it becomes an oppressor itself.
President Donald Trump called for something very controversial in Washington DC: to treat government employees as though they work for us.
Attempts to rein in administrative agencies have mitigated their actions, but failed to truly introduce accountability. Here’s how to break bureaucracy’s stranglehold on Americans.
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