Administrative State

Alexis De Tocqueville warned us of despotism and tyranny arising in democracies – the Administrative State

by Skip December 29, 2014

Even though French philosopher Alexis De Tocquville toured the nascent American Democracy back in the mid-1800’s, even as he was in wonderment of the strength of its Civil Society (e.g., non-governmental), he was prescient in diagnosing its probable demise in the rise of those that would control the others under the guise of “we’re here […]

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GrokTV: interview with Bill O’Brien – Questions 5 & 6 (Commissions & Boards, Regional Planning Commissions)

by Skip November 13, 2014

These next two question were in the area of the growing Administrative State – unelected and unaccountable to the voters making decisions that will affect those voters with the force of law without the legislative process.  It has overtaken the Federal Government and Obama is playing that violin much to our detriment – and it […]

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So why doesn’t Congress take its authority back?

by Skip January 14, 2014

The top red circle is the law passed by the US House and US Senate and signed by the President.  The blue rectangle represents the regulatory regime by bureaucrats – where either: Bureaucrats have over extended their power past what lawmakers have given them (e.g., today’s ruling by the Judicial Branch that the FCC overstepped […]

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More thoughts on Republicans passing SB11

by Skip May 30, 2013

Grokster Susan has the list with the title of “All your water are belong to them….“; it is still GraniteGrok’s belief that the finger has been removed from the dike with respect to the right to private property concerning the water underneath one’s land and that this may well give the Taxaholics yet another revenue […]

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IRS As Political Hammer, Not the First Time, Nor the Last, Unless…

by Scott Morales May 23, 2013

Sometimes blogging is about creative commentary and piquing the other side while, hopefully, providing a different perspective. Other times, it’s just about spreading information. This is one of those times. I initially dressed this up with all sorts of semi-wittiness (heavy on the “semi”) reminiscent of a tired comic strip, but the length of the […]

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We Warn and Warn and Warn. The Pimps Ignore. Now, the Pimps Pay!

by Scott Morales January 20, 2013

We’ve warned and received derision and dismissal in response.  We’ve argued and received denouncements and sardonic denials. Our claims were decried and characterized as far right paranoid fantasy. We’ve been told that our observation of what happens with Big Gov are delusional scare tactics and are meant to instill a Mad Max world type fear […]

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Democrat Values Vs. TEA Party Values: Technocrats or elected officials – who should actually govern?

by Skip September 30, 2012

Is rule by an unelected, unaccountable, and unasailable Administrative State elite a NH Value, or a Democrat one?  The history of NH is one of local control by locally elected officials, one shared by TEA Party folks.  They WANT to elected their officials that would then govern – and via their votes, the electorate would […]

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GrokTV Special Interview-NH State Senator Andy Sanborn (District 9) – Question 4: Administrative based taxes: have all taxes, fees, and fines set by the Legislature?

by Skip July 28, 2012

Increasingly, we see NH State Agencies setting their own level of taxation (fees, fines, et al) outside of authorization of the Legislature.  It is the Executive Branch to self-fund and making itself independent of the taxation authority of the Legislature.  And of course, it goes without saying that while Legislators are accountable to the voters, […]

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The Embrace of Administrative Despotism – A Notable Quote

by Steve MacDonald July 9, 2012

Our contemporaries are constantly excited by two conflicting passions; they want to be led, and they wish to remain free.  As they can not destroy either the one or the other of these contrary propensities, they strive to satisfy them both at once.  They devise a sole, tutelary, and all powerful from of government, but […]

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Notable Quote – Dr. Thomas L. Krannawiter

by Skip January 26, 2012

In the Progressive view, the ends of government cannot be limited to protecting natural rights, because nature supplies no rights, and positive rights created by government change over time. Thus limited government is replaced with government of unlimited power and scope, what some political scientists call the administrative state. Rejecting natural justice, the liberal mind […]

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