Ronald Reagan wisely quipped, "A government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth."
Since American freedom originates from the founding principles of limited federal government with absolute power left in the hands of the people and the states, it's a very simple concept that less government means more personal liberty. It is also a simple notion that for politicians to maintain their dominance, they must overpower the populace and extract their wealth.
To accomplish their nefarious deeds, politicians use an army of civilian soldiers commanded by an established tyrannical power. They create these bureaucracies for the distinct purpose of controlling and regulating the masses - and for the extraction and spending of taxpayers' money.
Over the years, Congress and the president deliberately instilled a sense of paralyzing fear into the American citizenry. The founders warned in dramatic fashion of the disaster that would befall the people if they allowed the governmental reins to slacken and release the wild, natural spirit of politicians and public administrators.
While our military fights America's enemies around the world, the home-front politicians and their soldiers, the bureaucrats, usurp the constitutional power of the people and enslave the nation.
Congress uses so many lawyers and disjointed lobbyists to write legislation it results in cryptic legalese so obscure and incomprehensible that no one reads or understands a bill before enacted into law. Likewise, they incorporate into nearly every law, sweeping, all-encompassing provisions for creating panels, commissions, bureaus, agencies, boards, or entire departments.
Enforcement of their unconstitutional mandates depends on the evil pen strokes of unelected bureaucrats, and is the means by which their tyranny overwhelms our liberty. Politicians then seek shelter from angry voters by hunkering down and taking defensive positions behind these congressional bureaucracies. They point accusatory fingers and whimper of an inability to control or eliminate the Frankenstein monsters of their own creation.
Too many American voters have yet to figure out that Congress and the president are running a series of outlandish, fraudulent scams. Bureaucracies not only live forever, but they forever will eat away at the constitutional principles of freedom.
The spirit of American exceptionalism lies shattered, and our once proud people reduced to waiting in governments' bureaucratic inferno for the next magnanimous program that promises nirvana and delivers despair.
Ronald Reagan had it right. Decades later, the weight of liberal-progressive government continues to crush liberty.