Deconstructing The Administrative State (eBook)
Restoring The "Reason Of The Public"
de John Marini
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How did it come to pass that the deconstruction of this obscure institution the draining of the swamp would become a core aim of the Trump administration, impacting everything from judicial appointments to the federal budget and regulatory policy? Could public aversion to policies and practices for which the administrative state was sometimes surreptitiously and other times overtly responsible explain President Trumps rise? What was the intellectual basis for the argument that the administrative state need be dismantled in the first place?
The answers to these questions and many more lie in the underappreciated but revolutionary scholarship of Professor John Marini, collected in his timely, comprehensive, accessible new book,Deconstructing the Administrative State.
Deconstructing the Administrative State tells the critical missed story of the last century of political history: The ascendance of the theory behind and resultant growth of an administrative state that has supplanted limited constitutional government with the tyranny of unbounded anti-constitutional bureaucracy. As Prof. Marini argues, the administrative state, an invented fourth branch of government, has usurped and consolidated the powers of the other three branches in the hands of unelected bureaucratic elites. It represents the living, breathing manifestation of technocratic progressive government, a system that violates the letter of the Constitution and the spirit of our Declaration of Independence. In so doing, the administrative state attacks the sovereign individual, undermines political legitimacy by rejecting consent of the governed and subverts justice itself. In sum, Prof. Marini argues that the administrative states rise represents a change of the regime who rules an actual overthrow of our Constitution by the elites over we the people.
InDeconstructing the Administrative State, Prof. Marini illustrates the existential threat of the administrate state to our Republic, exposes the regressive philosophy from which it springs and argues for the reassertion of the Founding principles to restore self-government.
Deconstructing the Administrative State aims to educate all Americans from the deplorable layman to the veteran policymaker. As Justice Clarence Thomass self-described first mentor on the Constitution, Prof. Marinis views have inspired his jurisprudential philosophy at the Supreme Court. They have served as the unacknowledged intellectual basis for the Trump administrations efforts to deconstruct the administrative state. Their influence continues to grow among conservative lawyers, jurists and activists. The time is ripe to bring Prof. Marinis work to the public if we are to seize this remarkable opportunity to restore power to its rightful owners: the American people.