As many have heard, Gogebic Taconite suddenly closed down its mining operation in northern Wisconsin last week and headed for the hills. The company announced it won’t develop its proposed $1.5-billion iron ore mine after all, and, quite frankly, no one should hold their breath that there will ever be a second act. Read more ...
Above all else, individual liberty threatens the government’s monopoly on power, and a monopoly on power is the driving force of any government’s reason for being. Sad to say, at least some government is necessary, and so it is a necessary evil, and the best we can hope to do is keep its thirst for conquest in check.
That being the case, it’s always wise to ask from the get-go whether any proposed government action is constitutional – that is, designed to increase individual liberty against oppressive government tendencies – or whether it is designed to diminish that liberty. If it is designed to diminish that liberty, one must ask whether it is absolutely necessary to do so.
Will society as we know and value it come to an end without this government action? Will the public’s health, safety and welfare be gravely threatened if the government does not deprive us of this liberty?
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So what is the New Bossism?
The new bossism is a powerful alliance of special interests, entrenched government bureaucracies and the political class. This coalition, a dangerous combination of money and secretive legal authority, poses a grave threat to our democratic institutions. What we are seeing both across the nation is the emergence of a new tripedalism in politics, a three-legged political network so vast it can only be called a machine, with two predominate powers essentially being supported by a separate, lesser instrument - the third leg of the stool, if you will.
In the old days, the party bosses of the political class forged deals with special-interest unions and crony capitalists to form the Old Bossism of the Democratic Party; these days the bureaucratic managers (the first leg of the stool), so well insulated from elected officials, are the ones making back-room deals with crony capitalists and other identity groups (the second leg), protected and nurtured by the third leg of the stool, the heavily subsidized state-run media.
The New Bossism has six identifying and controlling trademarks. One, the bosses reign through the law of rule rather than the rule of law; two, there is an ever increasing quantum of police power, and ever increasing extension of police power to state employees; three, the new bosses oversee and protect things rather than people; four, they are intransigently opposed to transparency in government; five, they are hostile to the U.S. and state constitutions in the name of the politics of reinvention; and six, in true totalitarian fashion, the state not only regulates but controls; and it is heartless in doing so.
With the proper political strategy, the new bosses can be defeated and constitutional integrity restored. This book will explain how!
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