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We Need a Government of Laws, Not Regulations December 10, 2012

Posted by federalist in Government Regulation.
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Larry Arnn does a good job of summarizing the root problem behind many of the posts in this category:

[L]aws are different [from] regulations. Laws are passed by elected (and thus accountable) representatives, they cover everybody equally, and we can all participate in their enforcement because they are easy to understand. Not one of those three things is true of the regulations imposed by independent boards such as those established under Obamacare and Dodd-Frank.

Unfortunately, our government has devolved into a bureaucratic state:

This form of government proceeds by rules, and rules upon rules, and compliance with those rules becomes a key activity of the entire nation. That results in bureaucracy, and in the inefficiencies of bureaucracy. Constitutional government, on the other hand, proceeds by clearly stated laws.

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