“The Age of Administrative Excess”
Which is just a nice way of saying we’ve allowed ourselves to be boxed into a governmental paradigm in which the administrative state has authorities that exceed checks placed on other branches by the Constitution. That is, we’ve created the bureaucratic army necessary for a red-tape coup, and the President and the leftists are figuring out ways to deploy them to that purpose.
Again, the way out of this top-down threat is local activism, beginning with city, county, and state nullification efforts. Here in Colorado, our Governor, Hickenlooper, who once as much declared that he didn’t give a tinker’s damn what people outside of the cosmopolitan areas of the state — Denver, Boulder, etc — believed or wanted, has hinted that he is prepared to act in lockstep with the President should he see the tide moving in that direction.
I spoke to my town’s Mayor — he himself holds a concealed carry permit — and asked him if he’d join with the coalition of anti-gun mayors throughout our state (last I heard, there were 13). He said he would not.
When I see him next — tonight, perhaps — I plan on asking him what he’s prepared to do to protect individual gun rights: will he follow the Governor if the governor follows the President? And how is he prepared to resist state efforts to enforce federal fiats on his small town.
Know the players if you can. And prepare accordingly.
(h/t geoff B)