Bring Back Self-Government by Myron Magnet, City Journal 11 February 2015

And that should be the paramount goal of any conservative politics. Six years of a disdainfully imperial presidency; of the congressional malpractice that passes sweepingly transformative, economically revolutionary laws without even reading them; of executive-agency malfeasance that turns taxation into an instrument of oppression worthy of Louis XIV and executive-agency megalomania that shuts down the entire coal industry without a thought for the Appalachian miners whose way of life will vanish as a result—all this ought to be indisputable proof that the Progressive vision failed, because its understanding of human nature was naïve and its valuation of efficiency and expertise over ordered liberty and unalienable rights was, however unintentionally, tyrannical.

via Bring Back Self-Government by Myron Magnet, City Journal 11 February 2015.

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