Bureaucracy's Democrat Majority Made America a One-Party Government

Article author: 
Daniel Greenfield
Article publisher: 
Gatestone Institute
Article date: 
30 November 2022
Article category: 
Our American Future
Article Body: 
  • This is what a slow-motion coup looks like.

  • The solution to patronage isn't professionalism, it's smaller government. Government is not a meritocracy and there's no point in keeping up the pretense that any part of it is merit-based. The most fundamental virtue of our constitutional government is that the public has supreme power over the government. The civil service system has effectively eliminated that power....

  • ... A bureaucracy that can't be gotten rid of isn't serving the people, it's mastering them, and that is what the administrative state has long since become....

We have spent generations living under a permanent patronage system. The spoils system, as bad as it was, kept one party from permanently packing its supporters into the government. Removing it just meant that the Democrats have permanently packed the federal bureaucracy.

That's how America became a one-party government at the federal level in Washington D.C. Politicians of both parties come and go, but it's the Democrat bureaucrats who call the shots....

In the 2022 cycle, the American Federation of Government Employees has doled out over a million dollars to political campaigns. 94% of that money has gone to Democrats....

After fighting to eliminate merit in college admissions, the military, and federal contracts, they want us to believe that they not only believe in merit, but want to protect it in the civil service....