Wednesday, August 02, 2017
In other news John Hinderaker at Powerline writes that THE ADMINISTRATIVE STATE DECLARES INDEPENDENCE. One of Obama’s followers in the Department of Justice, Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, wrote an article that states that the DOJ must be independent of the President, a shockingly unconstitutional proposition.
“Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution places all of the executive power of the federal government in the President: “The executive power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America.” The Justice Department is an executive agency, and therefore reports to the President in every respect.”
We may not like the policies of the President. We may find them abhorrent. But no one ever suggested that the DOJ under Obama was not under his command, or that it was an independent agency unanswerable to elected officials.
Of course Democrats and other proto-Fascist only make this argument when the President is a Republican and the DOJ employees gave 97% of their political contributions to Hillary.
“Yates argues for a permanent bureaucracy in Washington that is impervious to the wishes of the voters, who may occasionally be so imprudent as to elect a Republican president. ….The administrative state is by far the greatest contemporary threat to the liberty of Americans. The appalling Sally Yates urges that the Constitution be left in the dust, and that unelected bureaucrats be elevated above the president whom they ostensibly serve. It is hard to imagine a theory more at odds with our Constitution or our political traditions.”