“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” ~Ronald Reagan
By Alden L. Benton
The freedom to create and innovate is the foundation of a thriving and free economy. Basic rules to ensure public health and safety are also fundamental. However, when rules interfere with the functioning of the economy, and worse, when they intrude on how individuals and families live their lives, it is time to say no.
In the last 50 years, the so-called administrative state has grown into an unruly, unaccountable behemoth that is sucking the life out of our country, even attacking the political institutions that spawned it.
While the current uproar in the media is about dark state “leaks” attempting to bring down a duly elected president, for many the rules spewed out almost daily reach out to interfere with the daily life of the average citizen. Worse, they can also interfere with people and organizations that attempt to solve vexing social issues for which a leviathan government and its administrative state have no clue and no solution.
On May 19, the Daily Signal released a video showing how the administrative state forced a non-profit group in Vista, California, to choose between their drug-free policies and federal funding.
This group, Solutions for Change, proves that private, local groups are effective in solving problems that big government cannot, and at a far lower cost. Moreover, yes, they are now doing it without taxpayer money.
I have included the video below. Please watch it and become a vocal advocate of this group and others like them, who suffer under the heel of the boot of the administrative state.
“When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.”
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