The evils of “administrative law”

George Leef with the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy in Raleigh, North Carolina often writes at Forbes and other places about the damage done to our culture and economy by overreaching government officials.

One flagrant example he cites in the link below is the federal Environmental Protection Agency. It has for many years expanded its authority over virtually all of American land, water and human activity–often supported by court judges.

But Mr. Leef’s primary focus here targets another rogue agency, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission established by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Its zealotry, beyond the intent of the law, results in statistical analysis to “prove” discrimination against “protected” groups and groundless litigation.

As Leef explains: “The law was clearly aimed at instances where individuals (not groups) were turned away from jobs simply on account of race of other immutable characteristics.”

Of course, if these bureaucrats worked on what the law intended they would have little to do.

I’ve cited this article recently at this site, but it’s worth another read.


About R. E. Smith Jr.

Mr. Smith writes essays and commentary on politics, American history, environment, higher education and culture. He's been published in print media and at blog sites for about 25 years. Smith's formal education includes B.S. and M.S. degrees from the State University of New York and Syracuse University. He has earned a 21-credit hour Certificate in Professional Writing from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Training/work experience: NYS Ranger School; U. S. Army, Corp of Engineers; soil scientist and forester with USDA; Assoc. Professor at SUNY; real estate agent; small business owner.
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