Monday, November 25, 2013

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

I’ve been feeling very fatalistic lately about the course ObamaCare will take and, more generally, about whether the juggernaut of Incredibly Huge Utterly Unresponsive Federal Government Bureaucracy is stoppable - or even slow-down-able. Kevin D. Williamson does nothing to change that:

Barack Obama’s administration is unmoored from the institutions that have long kept the imperial tendencies of the American presidency in check. That is partly the fault of Congress, which has punted too many of its legislative responsibilities to the president’s army of faceless regulators, but it is in no small part the result of an intentional strategy on the part of the administration. He has spent the past five years methodically testing the limits of what he can get away with, like one of those crafty velociraptors testing the electric fence in Jurassic Park.

As Williamson points out, "the American public accepts" this. That's not a hopeful sign, either.

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