If someone suggested to you that Americans should reject representative government and return to the rule of kings, you would laugh.
“This is America,” you would say. “In our revolution, we got rid of monarchy.”
And, of course, you’d be right – but only to a point. Monarchy is making a comeback – though not in the way you think.
Let me explain.
A king is one person. Get rid of him and you might get your freedom back.
But what do you do when the nation has come to be controlled by thousands of little king – almost supreme in their specialized fiefdoms – who have vast power over your life, much as a king might?
Good question, because that’s what we’re up against.
This regime is called the “administrative state.” Its little kings are unelected “bureaucrats,” officially known as “administrators,” “secretaries,” or even “czars.” And, make no mistake, they are very powerful. Their decisions affect us every day. The FDA, the FCC, the SEC, and so on and so on.
Put together almost any three or four random letters and chances are you’ve stumbled on a government agency. These agencies and the people in them shape our lives – often for the worse.