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The End Of Bureaucratic Karenism

July 1st, 2024 3 comments

link:  https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/chevron_deference

If you’re noticing that we’re living in a more and more regulated society, it’s not your imagination. The reality is that over our lifetime, virtually every aspect of our lives is governed by some sort of edict or decree which restricts our ability to live as free people.  It’s as if we’ve all come under the auspices of a mega HOA regime with Karens ruling every aspect of our behavior.

Well whaddya know, it’s absolutely not our imagination.  The US Supreme Court just recently issued a landmark ruling that reveals that our lives have in fact been controlled not by freely elected representatives, but by un-elected bureaucrats whom have steadily increased their control over society.

The Court overturned something labelled “The Chevron Deference”. Those who may be interested in the finer details of the decision can read about it in the link above or here.  In very simplistic terms, this doctrine was adopted in 1984 with regard to a specific case involving fines against a private company.  The Supreme Court in that year decided that they could not be expected to know the intricacies of all aspects of an issue and thus would defer to regulatory agencies because they knew best. Thus, these agencies went on to impose all kinds of fines, rules and restrictions in virtually every field of citizen behavior.

So, for the past 40 years, federal agencies have been able to ‘interpret’ laws to mean whatever they want and the courts had to just go with it.

As we know, the regulatory agencies exploded in number as did their arbitrary edicts. As is clear, most of these agencies were bureaucratic creations, not held to account by voters and which survived numerous cycles of elections. We all know these agencies because they are still imposing edicts and mandates to this day.  The most recent glaring example of this was the CDC with their edicts on vaccinations, masking and confinement.

But there are many more numerous agencies that make edicts without any regard for public input or responsibility, some which people never think about.  OSHA and ATF are such agencies, creating rules out of whole cloth that had to be followed…without legal right to do so.  One does not have to be brilliant to draw a link between the edicts created by these agencies with corporations who would benefit from them. This ruling by the Supreme Court will effectively cast light on the validity of so many edicts that citizens have had to comply with over the years and we can possibly see the elimination of many of these edicts….if not some agencies entirely.  We’ll all be better for it as we can roll back the years of arbitrary Karenism by unelected bureaucrats.

Legal Hazard

May 20th, 2024 No comments

link: https://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/40162983/scottie-scheffler-detained-police-prior-start-pga-championship

No doubt by now, most have heard about the drama surrounding professional golfer Scottie Scheffler this past weekend.  Even if you aren’t a golf or sports fan, the story is of enormous interest.

Due to confusion about directions given by a police officer during an accident scene near the entrance to the golf course where Scheffler was scheduled to play, a mole hill became an enormous mountain. A situation which could have been resolved with only a minimum application of common sense wound up with Scheffler being handcuffed and hauled off to prison, even having to wear prison orange. For his part, the arresting officer, rumored to be a relative of Barney Fife, was apparently injured after the assault by Scheffler, evidenced by torn trousers. As is widely known, golfers are a violent bunch when impeded from their tee times.  Thankfully, it wasn’t John Daly involved in the altercation since a background check on him would have no doubt yielded a more colorful outcome.  As it is, Daly always looks like a ready made mug shot.

For his part, Scheffler, whose worst crime in his life was probably secretly moving his ball in the rough was now facing possible federal assault charges punishable by years in prison, not just a tournament DQ. As of today, it appears as if saner people have decided to drop all charges against the golfer. Thankfully for Scheffler, there were those in authority that overrode the elevated charges brought on by the arresting officer.

But what if that were not the case? What if the case against Scheffler was allowed to proceed based solely on the testimony of the officer? What if he were forced to stay imprisoned for some duration and then got mixed in with other criminals.  What if he suffered a real shank and not the kind made on course with a golf club? What if he got a gang tattoo with his new moniker Mad Dog Scheffler?

What if during the ensuing proceedings, other aggrieved people from Scheffler’s past came forward with various accusations against him?  Perhaps a competitor revealed that he had marked a wrong score on his card and improperly won a tournament. Perhaps a woman accuses him of fondling her while signing an autograph 15 years ago.  Perhaps someone accuses him of inflating his assets while getting a mortgage. Perhaps his caddie is accused as an accomplice.

He is the number one ranked golfer in the world and it would be tactically smart for other golfers to keep him out of the field for future events. While Scotty is fighting all the new lawsuits, this potential felon would be unable to defend his titles in tournaments.  Naturally the anti-white, male privilege crowd appears, demanding justice.  The legal costs would be crippling.

But it looks like his legal predicament will all go away.  Except for the arresting officer Fife and a few legal Karens, no one thought that Scheffler’s actions merited the horrific process that he had to endure.  Every participant in the procedure played along with the nonsense that played out because of ‘the process’.  The willingness of all the people who followed ‘process’ instead of common sense is telling about the state of the legal and justice system today. It’s as if the vindictive HOA Karens have taken over.

Processes are put in place to take the decision making out of the hands of those unable to make intelligent decisions.  Thus, when something doesn’t go as planned, they blame process and no one is culpable for stupidity.  They were just doing their job, the standard retort of bureaucrats and Karens everywhere.