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Legislation Via Regulation

Posted on | April 7, 2013 | 5 Comments

by Smitty

Because the Constitution is, like, over 100 years old, we can safely ignore the notion of representative democracy.


5 Responses to “Legislation Via Regulation”

  1. Cube
    April 7th, 2013 @ 9:11 am

    “Laws are for the little people, and you’re one of the little people.” Some clarity on who’s who in the world of rulers and subjects.

  2. Anon Y. Mous
    April 7th, 2013 @ 12:03 pm

    I have to disagree with you on this one. What appears to have happened is that the local government has said that whoever does contract work for it has to participate in the e-verify program.

    I like this requirement and I wish more local governments would add this rule to their bidding process.

    This is also different than the local government saying that any contractor in their jurisdiction must use e-verify even if they are not doing work for a government entity.

  3. DaveO
    April 7th, 2013 @ 12:10 pm

    Color me shocked that local governmental types are required to adhere to rules and not to law. Maybe if they were allowed to follow common sense?
    The flip side: minor governmental types who deal with contracts are regularly jailed based on the need to fight the corruption actually performed higher up the food chain; or for following Rule A instead of Rule B, which was vague and ambiguous and the Contracts/Ethics Attorney said was okay.

  4. Andrew Stanbarger
    April 7th, 2013 @ 9:08 pm

    I find myself unsympathetic to business owners who want to work for the gov’t without using E-verify, no matter how small the business.

  5. theBuckWheat
    April 8th, 2013 @ 7:33 am

    Where business is owned by individuals but government controls not only how business is conducted but what business is conducted, that is the very meaning of fascism.

    When the governing class feels sufficiently powerful to impose fascism, they also don’t hesitate to start skimming more and more of the profits while leaving all but the most politically-connected owners with all the losses. Think Jon Corzine, who lost hundreds of millions of customer money and who still is a free man. He is also a top contribution bundler for Obama.

    But fascism isn’t just an alternative to capitalism. The more that government intrudes in business, the less likely that business will be able to make an ongoing profit. The left (er, ‘progressives’) who scold us about “sustainability” thus regulate business into an unsustainable position, after which they are clueless as to why there are no new jobs.