Washington D.C. agencies use what is known as “regulatory dark matter” to meddle in the everyday lives of Americans without approval by Congress or the Judicial branch, reported the conservative watch-dog group Competitive Enterprise Institute on Tuesday.
The regulatory orders often come from the “deep state” of un-elected, lobby-driven bureaucratic officials and include agency memoranda, guidance papers, and public notices which do not require consent from the rest of the government or the public, claims the report.
“Congress needs to take back its authority over federal agencies,” says CEI Vice President Clyde Wayne Crews Jr. (in photo below)
“The problem with regulatory dark matter is it allows the executive branch of our government to rule sectors of our economy through announcements, rather than actual lawmaking or even proper rule-making,” Crews continues.
The “deep state” has been a hot-button topic since independent journalists such as Glenn Greenwald revealed that many of Donald Trump’s enemies in Washington are un-elected and almost-unimpeachable servants of the establishment.