Thursday, December 06, 2018

"All of us are in the same boat!"

Trump's behavior at the Bush funeral isolated the only group in the country who cannot put their rage and bile away for even a single day: the media!

Andrew doesn't like sentimentality because it turns away the truth and gets things exactly wrong. However, at funerals, he believes it is okay to be sentimental. This life ends in death. This life is a sacred and fragile thing. This life is urgent, important, sacred and beautiful. When it ends, it ends forever. That means all of us are in the same boat. A funeral is the one day when we measure a person's life by his or her successes. We are all living under a sword of Damocles called death. Death reminds us of who we really are!

A historian named Meachum said the key to a good impersonation of George H.W. Bush was Mr. Rogers trying to be John Wayne.

Peter Wallison, former General Counsel to President Reagan is Andrew's guest. He has written a book entitled Judicial Fortitude: The Last Chance to Rein in the Administrative State. There are hundreds and hundreds of federal government agencies. The agencies of the administrative state are making the rules that we are living under.

A 1984 case called Chevron v. NRDC gave tremendous latitude to administrative agencies to make new rules we have to live under. Since 1993 more than 3000 new rules every year have been promulgated by the agencies of the federal government. More than 101,000 new regulations in 25 years! Congress is no longer in the game!

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