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How To Drain The Swamp

How exactly do you go about draining The Swamp? First off, says Liz Wheeler, you can’t successfully drain The Swamp, unless you know where it came from.

The former One America News anchor defines The Swamp, or Deep State, as the Administrative State, composed of government employees and officials in agencies of the Executive Branch of federal government, who are not elected, not appointed, have no accountability to voters, are nearly impossible to fire, yet have the power to impose rules and regulations on we the people.

So how did the Deep State get so entrenched in our government? Short answer: Blame the progressives. They attacked our constitutional government’s enshrined view of limited government, beginning with President Woodrow Wilson and his radical ideas, followed by FDR’s  progressive New Deal and President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society, all which damaged the separation of powers envisioned by our founding fathers and empowered Swamp creatures to rule behind the backs of our elected officials.

Wheeler says firing these leaches won’t solve the problem and neither will one President. The answer to fixing the fundamental problem requires the Legislative Branch to stop delegating power to executive agencies and for the judiciary to reject the Administrative State on a Constitutional basis. Problem is, members of Congress–both Democrats and Republicans–don’t want to drain The Swamp. Here’s more with Wheeler.

The New Deal Is Old Again

Government: The cause of—and solution to—all of life’s problems. More from RazorFist.

New Deal Wasn’t a Save All

The notion today is that President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal worked, ending the Great Depression and rolling back unemployment. Political commentator Dick Morris says the New Deal had some merit, but some of its accolades were unfounded. Morris explains in this week’s history lesson on Dick Morris Reports.

Did FDR End the Depression?

President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal has long been credited with rescuing the nation from the Great Depression of the 1930s. Lee Ohanian, an economics professor at UCLA, challenges this conventional wisdom in a provocative examination of FDR’s economic policies. H/T PragerU

The Same Old Deal

Why has the Obama Administration’s stimulus sputtered and the economic recovery ground to a halt? Reason.TV’s Michael C. Moynihan talks to UCLA economist Lee Ohanian who says the failures are easy to explain: President Obama has attempted to construct a new New Deal, disregarding the fact that the original New Deal was a bust that might have actually prolonged the Great Depression by seven years.

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