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Government by Bureaucrats Or Congress Is Irrelevant
Copyright © 2011 by Keith Snelson
Chapter 1 The start of Socialism
Chapter 2 Bureaucratic Departments
Chapter 3 The Environmental Protection Agency
Chapter 4 More Unnecessary Departments
Chapter 5 Welfare from Bureaucrats
Chapter 6 Health care from Bureaucrats
Chapter 7 Government by Presidents
Chapter 8 Government by Foreign Bureaucrats
Chapter 9 Government by Congress Designed Bureaucrats
Chapter 10 Government by Czars
Chapter 11 Problems
Chapter 12 Return to the Constitution
“Government is not eloquence, it is not reason. Government is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant
and a fearful master.”
George Washington
The Declaration of Independence declares, “We hold these Truths to be self- evident, that all Men are
created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these
are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness – that to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted
among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed,…
It is told that originally Thomas Jefferson had written the word “property” in place of “pursuit of
happiness” but since slaves were considered property at that time the word property would have been
inappropriate. However, since we no longer have slaves the word property should be a part of that
declaration and thus the unalienable rights should be Life, Liberty and Property which will enable us to
pursue happiness. If the government will not protect our property then there is little reason to work more
than what is required to sustain life. The right to own and have control of your property is as much a
right as the right to life and liberty for we are entitled to the fruits of our labor.
As James Madison stated,” in a word, as a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally
said to have a property in his rights. Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly
respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions.”
It is also important to note that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.
Up to that time governments were instituted to enable kings and rulers to control their subjects.
Democracy had been tried to ancient Greece but was unstable and led to a dictatorship. Representative
democracy had been tried in Rome but Caesar had turned it into a dictatorship. Probably the best
government had been a tribal government where a family ruled and had been somewhat fair and