Joe Biden allows deep state to threaten democratic government
Donald Trump is a “threat” to democracy. If Democrats are good at one thing, it’s staying on the message. But despite all their cries that he was a grave danger to the nation, the Liberals remained silent as President BidenJoe BidenSunday Shows Sneak Peek: Coronavirus Dominates As Country Battles Delta Variant Has President Biden instituted a vaccine mandate for only half of the country’s teachers? Democrats look at vaccine mandates ahead of midterm MORE allows perhaps the greatest threat to a government held to account by its own constituents with the growth of the administrative state. In just a matter of weeks, he signed more than two dozen executive orders, many of which will result in an army of unattached, unelected bureaucrats who could play a growing role in the daily lives of Americans.
The constitutional authority to create laws that influence our society rests with Congress. Over the years, however, the legislature has relinquished its role under section 1 and has chosen to pass bills that give executive branch agencies broad power to create rules that citizens must. to follow. Biden’s orders reinforce the power these agencies of administrators have over citizens. Through vague notions of environmental activism and intersectional racial theory, Biden establishes an irrefutable framework of federal regulators with power beyond that of Barack Obama.
Days after taking office, Biden took action that should be left to Congress. His ordinance designating climate change as an essential part of foreign policy would increase the power of the Environmental Protection Agency and its 13,500 employees, as well as the new Council of Science and Technology Advisors to seek regulations that would affect the economy and the labor market. His ordinance granting the Department of Housing and Urban Development the power to revise fair housing rules will increase federal influence over suburban housing. His restoration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is the same immigration policy that Obama himself famously once admitted he couldn’t pass without Congress.
Trump’s free market energy policy is replaced by one that grants more power to bureaucrats. Ending the Keystone pipeline means jobs lost and a major component of energy independence beyond reach. The theme of the return of science to the White House covers new mandates, whether or not they support scientific discovery. From coronavirus to the environment, Biden’s big traits give authority to officials who no one has voted for. Such power is harmful when it is subverted by special interests. Even after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was safe to reopen schools, the administration bowed to teacher union influence and suspended efforts to send children back to classrooms .
The greatest danger to this system of checks and balances is the authority of the president flanked by an army of anonymous bureaucrats. The creation and enforcement of each policy will go through Biden and the firm’s agencies. Biden reversed the constraints on the influence of officials. The limits Trump set on how long federal workers could do business with unions for the taxpayer’s penny are now a thing of the past, along with mandates that would make it easier to fire inefficient staff.
One of the new ordinances gives the authority to file a report on the minimum wage of $ 15 not with the Congressional Budget Office, but rather with the Office of Personnel Management. Additionally, proposals to write off student loan debt will bypass Congress and be largely overseen by the Department of Education. Each of these elements represents a drop of power ceded to Washington. Meanwhile, the revocation of the previous criticism set by Trump of removing at least two regulations for every new regulation created means that this power of federal agencies will continue to grow, not wither.
Despite all the concerns about Trump and his tone or insults, the real threat to a Democratic government has never been that former reality TV star who promised to clear the swamp. Instead, it is the shift in political power from elected members of Congress to officials sitting in federal buildings. The rise of the executive is almost irreversible. A change of party could overturn specific orders, but will almost always increase the power of the administrative state.
When executive orders begin to impose issues such as critical race theory, the seizure of guns and a climate emergency, the folly of appeasing such deep state government control over the White House and those bureaucrats will become unmistakable. As Winston Churchill stated, a calmer is one who feeds the crocodile in the hope that he will eat it last.
Kristin Tate is a libertarian author and analyst for Young Americans for Liberty. She is a Robert Novak Journalism Fellow at the Fund for American Studies. His latest book is “America’s Liberal Invasion of the Red State”.