The Unbridled 4th Branch of Government

In a follow-up to my post yesterday about redundancy of federal agencies such as the EPA, one point I didn’t make is that they must continually create new laws in order to justify their existence (which is the roll of the legislature, not the 4th branch of government which is bureaucracy). Their very existence will ensure that they continually restrict freedoms since that is the only way that can remain. Here is a perfect example. Starting in 2015, the federal government will now dictate what kind of wood burning stove you can have… for your health of course. I don’t care if you are liberal, conservative, libertarian or politically agnostic. This is a mockery of the ideals that this country was founded upon.

The fact that we have unaccountable federal agencies acting as a legislative branch of government, creating tens of thousands of binding laws each year, without no real control in the hands of the citizenry is madness. We are in a heap of trouble.

At what point are we collectively not going to be OK with this?