Have a read: 277,000: Fed Regulators Have More Than Quadrupled Since 1960. It’s not good news. Excerpt:
In 2015, the U.S. government employed more than 277,000 regulators. To put that number in perspective, it’s 50,000 more workers than General Motors Co. employs throughout the entire world.
We’ve all heard of the regulatory agencies that constitute the “fourth branch” of government. It has cost our economy over $100 billion during the Obama administration.
But it wasn’t always like this. We haven’t always lived in a world where unelected bureaucrats could fine a man $55,000 for taking photos of his friend’s art project.
Thankfully, Susan Dudley from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and Melinda Warren from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, have tracked the growth of federal regulatory agencies, allowing us to see how we got into the predicament we’re in now.
Here’s the fun part; take a look at the Constitution (unlike the Federal Register, it’s a pretty quick read) and find any authorization in there for a Department of Education, or Commerce, or Energy, or any one of a host of other Imperial agencies.
People ask what is wrong with America quite often. Yet how many people ever give the simple and proper answer, which is, we are not following the Constitution! There is so little wisdom today. Our Founders possessed wisdom, which is invaluable. Today we harp on “education” but being educated and being wise are not the same are they? Education is fine, our Founders were well educated, but they possessed wisdom, which is often the ability to recognize and accept simple truths.
You know, simple truths like the larger the State the smaller the individual. Simple truths like the government that works least works best.
Simple truths like government should prevent men from harming each other, and otherwise leave them alone.
Simple truths like recognizing that liberties come from our Creator, not from government.
Simple truths like disarming good citizens does nothing to curb the acts of bad people.
So when someone asks you what is wrong with this nation, tell them it is that we are not following the Constitution, and until we return to following that founding document, we will continue to struggle.