The Obama Administration’s Assault on the Rule of Law

The rule of law is absolutely crucial to an advanced economy. As somebody who has written their fair share of PO’s for expensive items and VERY expensive items, I need to be able to trust that the system will allow redress if things go wrong. Without that trust, business does not happen.

International Liberty

What’s the worst development in economic policy of the Obama years?

Those are all good answers, but if you look at the data from Economic Freedom of the World, a major reason for the decline in America’s score is that the rule of law has eroded.

In other words, the United States is becoming a place where clear and neutral rules are being replaced by arbitrary and capricious government power. And this is not a trivial matter. Issues related to the rule of law account for 20 percent of a nation’s grade – the same level of importance as fiscal policy.

In another worrisome development, the United States only ranked #19 as of 2014 in a global ranking of how well nations maintain the rule of law.

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One comment

  1. Aletha Carlton · September 26, 2016

    There are two sides to every thing, I had a terrible experience with the Teamsters Union as a retail sales person. They banned a book about their activities, but we got a copy from the book seller under the counter. On the other hand some corporations have a way of discriminating against their workers if they are too old–or costing too much in health care. They try to swing elections just the same way that Teamsters did with ours in the state of Washington. So, I believe in the rule of Law and the Right to Work. I’m glad you like Mike Rowe. It’s all about Money these days. Many have turned to the love of money instead of caring about people.

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