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Episode 414: The Good Life of Disastrous Utopianism – The Administrative State

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‘Their Good Society is strikingly like a World of Tomorrow futurama or Megapolis ’fifty-year plan in scale model… It is, of course, a mechanical civilization, for it is the machine that has enabled man to lift himself above his environment and to extend the blessings of civilization to all the members of society for the first time in history. It is quite obviously a “planned” society; such magnificent zoning, for example, would require great imagination in conception and thorough effort and strict obedience in execution. All we can tell about the form of government must follow from the obvious fact of the planning: it may be “democratic,” but the range of government control is unquestionably large and the machinery of administration extensive. It is very probably a “collectivist” society so far as its use of means is concerned.’ – The Heavenly City of the Twentieth – Century Public Administration – Page 66, The Administrative State, A Study of the Political Theory of American Public Administration.

In exercising the Good Life of Disastrous Utopianism, take into account the most recent real time planning by what we usually term as an obvious socialist / communistThe Good Life regime: one conservative headline reads, ‘California’s Democrat Legislators Vote to Ban Grass Lawns’ and the liberal headline reads thus, ‘California is moving to outlaw watering some grass that’s purely decorative.’ Now when one delves into the devil’s details, the application of these new regulations / law apply to ‘nonfunctional’ turf such as ‘grass that fills spaces along roads and sidewalks, in front of businesses, and around parking lots.’

But in fact, isn’t this really a prime example of the Administrative State in full bloom? Central planning, government controlled – to ensure the ‘futurama of the Good Society.

Breaking Report

These two articles came to my attention after I pre-recorded the program. The first is conclusive evidence of the Administrative / Bureaucratic State establishing its reign such that it cannot be undone without Congress having integrity to disassemble it. The second is how the illegal cartel managed invasion has established a ‘nation foothold’ on US soil.

1. Biden Administration Proposes Rule to Fortify Federal Bureaucracy Against Republican Presidency by Alexander Carter

2. Local TX developer accused of selling land to illegal immigrants creating entire town with ‘four cartels operating there’ by Sara Carter

Now The Rest of the Blog Post:The question to the sane and liberty minded is; how far is collectivism / utopianism causing not only California but other leftist states to descend into chaos because of the ‘fact of planning, indicates that what some people once regarded as their liberties have been curtailed; but that liberty has been given the substantive content – work, food, clothing, shelter, leisure, etc. – that others claimed for it.’ Page 66, ibid.

The Good Life Conundrum

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Episode 413: Writs Wrangles and Administrative Law

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Writs Wrangles and Administrative Law are very much interrelated in our modern times. Yet the problem with them is no different than what began with the ‘Writs of Assistance,’ which James Otis challenged in 1761.Writs Wrangles Administrative Law

History tells us of the abuse of Writs such that the actions became one of the many explicit complaints that moved the Colonies closer to separation from Great Britain. Ultimately, the underlying issues became the impetus for the 4th Amendment.

Wrangles Continue To The Present

I use ‘wrangles’ in the context of both Writs and Administrative Law. Both are ‘disputes and arguments, that are long suffering in time and complicated.’ We have to understand that human sinful unregenerate nature will have individuals or group moving to dominate those in their families, towns, counties, states, nations, cultures, etc.

Use of writs in the manner of 1761 and presently as by the administrative state was once held back by the courts. Quoting from her paper in the References, Susan E. Dudley writes:

‘Until the early twentieth century, the courts interpreted the separation of powers implicit in Articles I through III of the Constitution as prohibiting Congress from delegating its legislative powers to administrative agencies. In 1892, the Supreme Court declared: “that Congress cannot delegate legislative power to the President is a principle universally recognized as vital to the integrity and maintenance of the system of government ordained by the Constitution.”Field v. Clark, 143 U.S. 649 (1892).)</i This is known as the nondelegation doctrine.

By 1928, the Supreme Court had softened this interpretation of the separation of powers. It took a different view of the nondelegation doctrine in J. W. Hampton v. United States, when it found that Congress could delegate legislative power as long as the statute included an “intelligible principle” to guide executive action. (J. W. Hampton, Jr. & Co. v. United States, 276 U.S. 394 (1928).) That is, the Supreme Court said that delegation is constitutional as long as Congress provides executive agencies with an unambiguous standard to guide rulemaking.’

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Episode 402: Morals in Government – Really?

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Morals in Government these days is no where in the Debt Ceiling Bill. You will have to listen to the program as I give a bit of a rant regarding the question: Is any morality in government called for. Where as, in 1768 during the time ‘the Crown’ was decimatingMorals in Government the Colonial economy – morality in government was a top issue also. For instance, a Massachusetts resolution reads:

‘Resolved, That this house will use their utmost endeavors, and en- force their endeavors by example, in suppressing extravagance, idle- ness, and vice, and promoting industry, economy, and good morals in their respective towns.

And in order to prevent the unnecessary exportation of money, of which the Province has of late been so much drained, it is further resolved, that this House will, by all prudent means, endeavor to discountenance the use of foreign superfluities, and to encourage the manufactures of this Province.’

How great are the parallels in the ‘1768 to 1776 fight for Independence’ and our present situation respecting the lack morals in Establishment government are.

The institutions have now become the moral determinate of humanity in these United States. People, human individuals, have been the components of the ‘Matrix’ since the ‘Administrative State’ was given unlimited power. Consider this chart, Google Ngram, that shows the massive growth of this beast. When you analyze the chart you can easily overlay the rise of the ‘Social Gospel,’ dispensationalism and the rejection of Foundational Reformation Orthodoxy.

In regards to the ‘Administrative State,’ slowly think through this quote from the article in the References below and know that the ‘Great Rest’ is nothing new: Continue reading

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