The Next President Must Prioritize Destroying the Deep State
Opinion Jonathan Bronitsky, Co-Founder, ATHOS
On 8/10/22 at 6:30 AM EDT
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At CPAC in Dallas this past weekend, former President Donald Trump asserted that a “key priority for the next Congress and the next president will be to drain the swamp, once and for all.” Then, reiterating a point made in a keynote address to the America First Policy Institute last month, he specified that Congress “should pass groundbreaking reform empowering the president to ensure that any federal employee who is corrupt, incompetent, or unnecessary for the job can be told, ‘You’re fired.'”
Such legislation would essentially formalize and strengthen President Trump’s Executive Order 13957, which President Joe Biden rescinded during his first week in office. But there’s a problem: The chance of even a Republican-controlled Congress carrying out this type of reform is close to zero.
You see, Congress itself created—and, indeed, has since protected and bolstered—the Deep State, so there’s little reason to believe it would now reverse course and eliminate it. A few decades ago, members of the legislative branch began delegating their constitutional lawmaking authority to the myriad federal agencies that constitute the executive branch. (Incidentally, no one knows the exact number of entities that make up the branch. The best estimate is somewhere around 400. Four-hundred!)
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It seems clear to me that until the “Deep State” is neutered, none of us can be free.
Hopefully. “We, The Sheeple” will be outraged at the politicization of the the various three letter agencies (TLAs) that run our lives.
One can only hope.