from the American Thinker:
President Trump makes a bold move to weaken the Swamp’s power
Thanks to President Trump’s latest executive order, there’s got to be a sense of panic across every administrative agency in Washington. Last week, President Trump issued an order bearing the innocuous title, “Executive Order on Creating Schedule F In The Excepted Service.” Behind that title lurks an earthquake that may finally break the permanent bureaucracy’s stranglehold on federal politics and bring more accountability to the American government.
When the Founders ratified the Constitution, they envisioned only three branches of government: The Executive, the Legislative, and the Judiciary branches. However, as America grew, a bureaucratic class grew along with it.In theory, the federal bureaucracy is a subset of the Executive branch. Its purpose is to act as the President’s agent in carrying out the laws that Congress passes. Also, in theory, the people working in the federal bureaucracy act strictly without partisanship, performing their work for all Americans’ benefit, not for a specific political party’s benefit.
In fact, those theories are, as Biden would say, malarky. Over the past four years, we’ve learned that agency employees believe themselves to be an unaccountable fourth branch of government. We’ve also seen that too many employees are highly partisan. Whether in the IRS, the FBI, the DOJ, the CIA, or multiple other agencies, they see their highest goal as advancing the Democrat party’s interests. This is not surprising, given that, in 2016, 95% of those federal employees who made political donations gave their money to Hillary Clinton.
There’s yet another problem with the federal bureaucracy: It acts as an unelected legislature. Congress has repeatedly ceded to administrative agencies the power to dictate how businesses and individuals can function in America. While Congress is answerable to voters (Senators must go back to their constituents every six years and House members must go back every two years), the administrative agencies aren’t answerable to anybody.