Amit Ghate has another fine OpEd at PajamasMedia entitled, “Czar Wars: Can The Rebels Fight Back?“
Here is the opening:
In recent years our nation has been beset by a proliferation of political “czars.” Pay czars determine compensation. Auto czars hire and fire CEOs. Last year the Van Jones fiasco captured headlines. There’s even been talk of a health insurance czar. Yet while each of the individual news items received appropriate attention from better commentators, the phenomenon as a whole has not. Looked at from a wider perspective, there’s something troubling about Americans’ new willingness to accept and submit to authority. If we’re to turn the country around, this is an issue we must understand and confront.
(Read the whole text of “Czar Wars: Can The Rebels Fight Back?“)
Proper rule of law requires a government that is limited to its proper functions, enforcing laws based on objective criteria. Amit shows how the proliferation of czars violates both principles.
Congratulations to Amit on getting another essay published!
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