In direct violation of Article I, Section I of the Constitution, the vast majority of federal rules and regulations that govern Americans are not debated and passed by our elected representatives in Congress. Instead, they are promulgated by various administrative agencies that hold in their hands all three powers of government: legislative, executive, and judicial. The very definition of governmental tyranny, this kind of rule by unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats poses a serious threat to freedom.


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Ronald J. Pestritto is the Charles and Lucia Shipley Professor in the American Constitution at Hillsdale College. He received his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University.