The so-called “Fourth Branch of Government.”
The massive and almost unlimited power controlled by career government employees at the upper levels of the federal government, which is created by legislative language. Many laws passed by Congress have passages that empower individuals or departments to make regulations in order to implement those laws. Each regulation carries the force of law, and many also carry criminal penalties. In other words, there are unelected, unaccountable so-called “civil servants” with the power to literally make their own laws.
By conservative estimates there are tens of thousands of these laws, with many tens of thousands more on the drawing board.
The most recent and egregious example of this power is contained in the language of Obamacare, with tremendous power afforded to the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make law at her discretion.
Look at this Google search result for “Obamacare power to make law” if you don’t believe it.
Liberals use this sort of administrative power to entrench the reach of government, so that regardless of who sits in the White House or Congress the power of the federal government continues to expand by bureaucrats in various departments making more laws.
Does anyone think that’s a good idea?