Bureaucrats effectively form a separate branch of government in today’s America as oppressive restrictions and regulations stifle the entrepreneurial spirit responsible for the nation’s unparalleled prosperity. No one, it seems, is beyond the reach of the regulatory class.
Marty Hahne discovered this truth when he recently received a letter from the U.S. Department of Agriculture regarding his profession as a children’s magician. Specifically, the agency is interested in the entertainer’s fluffy assistant.
According to the letter, Hahne said he has just weeks to “have in place a written disaster plan, detailing the steps I would take to get my rabbit through a disaster such as a tornado, fire [or] flood.”
In the typical parlance of federal bureaucracy, the letter included six pages of mind-numbing instruction and an impending deadline for his compliance.
America was made great through the innovation and productivity of its citizens, unencumbered by an oppressive government and free to both take risks and hopefully reap rewards. The past several decades, though, have seen an increase in federal intrusion that has increased at a breakneck pace since the beginning of the Obama regime.
It is impossible to gauge how much money and time is wasted complying with regulations such as this one; however, it is evident that those in the federal government are interested in ensuring an absurd level of accountability from anyone and everyone aside from themselves.