The divine right of bureaucrats
By Newt Gingrich (original source The Washington Times)
“Last month marked the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, the Great Charter. At Runnymede on the banks of the Themes, the barons compelled England’s king to acknowledge for the first time that he was subject to the rule of law. By the time the American founders set out to establish constitutional limited government on this continent five centuries later, the rule of law was assumed, as it has continued to be throughout most of American history.
This 800-year heritage is a reminder of just how radical the administrative state we have today is — regulatory bureaucracies so powerful, so unchecked, and so unaccountable that they often behave as though they govern by divine right.”
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