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June 12, 2017

“Why did we give this bunch of clowns so very much power over our nation and our lives?”


In the early days of the Republic, the franchise was limited.
But as the mass of voters became larger, more diverse, and less elite, those who considered themselves the best and brightest looked to transform government into something run not by those deplorable unwashed voters but by a more congenial group. As Hamburger says, “They have gradually moved legislative power out of Congress and into administrative agencies — to be exercised, in more genteel ways, by persons like … themselves.”a title="Unelected bureaucrats are running our lives" href="https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/06/12/unelected-bureaucrats-running-our-lives-glenn-reynolds-column/102750080/">Unelected bureaucrats are running our lives

Posted by gerardvanderleun at June 12, 2017 7:51 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Here's the link:

"You didn’t give these clowns power. They just grabbed it."

Another example of *fake news* and the author should be penalized for doing so.

A lie of omission is still a lie.

Yes, they grabbed power but only after the votists gave them that ability to do so.

As a player, in the game of american politics, if you are unable to change the rules as you see fit then the only choice you have is to recognize the criminal activity therein and remove yourself from it.

It's all about YOU.

YOU know you have no right to hire someone to perpetrate crimes against others but that is exactly what you do when you vote for politicians.

Posted by: ghostsniper at June 13, 2017 4:02 AM


That's exactly the rationale I employed for not voting for 40 years - "Don't vote, it just encourages the bastards."

I vote now, but I'd never criticize anybody who doesn't.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at June 13, 2017 8:44 AM

For the longest time, my opinion has been that anybody who walks out of a government building after 5:15pm is the enemy.

Posted by: Jason in KT at June 13, 2017 11:41 AM

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