Government Without Effective Oversight an Invitation to Tyranny

So Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) wants to make the claim that it’s convention for junior staff to write memos to the AG that he’ll never read.

Let’s take him at his word. There’s no way one man can read everything that comes across his desk. And even if he does, he might only skim it.

So what is Whitehouse suggesting? Maybe that government is just do flippin’ big? I doubt he’s suggesting that, but it’s a fair question.

Any government institution that is so big that it cannot be effectively overseen by one man appointed by the president and answerable to the president, Congress, and the American people, is, by definition, to big.

I posit that it is pretty much guaranteed that a government too big to oversee is a government on the path to tyranny.

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