The Loss of Trust Is Well Earned

“Another real problem from the past 26 months is the lesson that it taught those who long ago stopped believing in the idea of human freedom. They got their way and were handsomely rewarded for it.

The COVID years were the greatest triumph of the administrative state since Louis XIV built Versailles. It ballooned out of control, and then fought back when a court dared question its authority.

The administrative state is the meta layer to the political state that imagines itself to be invulnerable to juridical and legislative oversight. It also regards itself as immortal: It cannot die the death no matter who gets elected. This layer of the state has gradually assumed ever more power over the last one hundred years of wars and other crises, including now with pandemic disease.”

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