Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Bureaucracy and the Beast

First, let's look at the meaning of the word bureaucracy:

1. A system of government in which most of the important decisions are made by state officials rather than by elected representatives.
2. A state or organization governed or managed according to such a system.

A bureaucracy (as I will use it in this post), means a organization or department which the government gives the power to create laws to. A good example would be the bureau of land management. Another would be the bureau of tobacco, firearms, and explosives.

These bureau's create law that govern how they're jurisdictions are used. For example, the bureau of tobacco, firearms, and explosives regulates all areas that concern those three subjects. The BLM (Bureau of Land Management) regulates government land.

Now, let's forget about bureaucracies for the moment and do a little history.

One of the principals which our country was founded on, amongst others, was the belief that The People are truly the ones who govern the government and create the laws. How was this idea implemented? Through voting. Voting enables us to control the government by getting rid of any politicians we don't want and replacing them with one who will (hopefully) do better in that position and pass the laws that we want.

How do bureaucracies tie into this?

They violate the idea of The People creating the laws. A bureaucracy has full jurisdiction from the government to make any laws needed and the enforce them, and nor are the person running them voted in. They are rather appointed.

This means that there is no accountability to The People by these organizations. When there is no accountability, they are free to create any laws which they wish and enforce them as they wish. In other words, they have ultimate power.

To add the finishing touch, bureaucracies are illegal. How does this work? Well, the US Constitution and The People govern the government. The People are like the senators, and the Constitution is the law. When the federal government does anything outside of their constitutional bounds, is the breaking the law.

This is an interesting line of thought, because is means the government is a criminal and we (through taxes) support illegal activities, which make us accomplices.

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  1. These bureaucracies are just like every decision politicians make against the will of the people. While one may argue that the general public is stupid, and therefore should not have the prevailing opinion, my stance is that things are this way because of these backhanded maneuvers, these examples of corruption, and these bureaucracies.

    I think the first step to exposing the criminal (government) is by campaigning to remove all bureaucratic influence from the education system (public or otherwise). From there, the people would topple other illegal campaigns.

    Then again, if I can think of a solution like this then maybe it's not so cut-and-dry.

  2. IT IS VERY CUT AND DRY... it;s nutjobs like we have in Congress and the White House who say it isnt that is bringing the United States to it;s knees. We would save zillions of dollors if we cut out all bureaucracies, the Department of Education, Social Security, and I could go on and on, we need a reformation in the Washington, we need to get back to the original intended government of Madison and Jefferson, if we do not our empire will inevitably collapse as it is doing already.


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