Column #458       June 7, 2024Regulatory Compliance

A lot of people are in a twist over the government railroading Donald Trump. But nearly everyone who owns or has owned a business isn’t surprised in the slightest. What the government did to Trump it has been doing to everyday citizens every day of the year for centuries.

It’s all about power trips. Pin a badge on anyone or give them a government office and they quickly assume the power that goes with it. For some, they stay focused on the overall mission of doing good. But most of them are tyrants just waiting to pounce. I don’t care if it’s a clerk at the Motor Vehicles Department, or a police officer, a meat plant inspector, and IRS agent, or someone like Dr. Fauci. They are all prone to develop power trips and believe they should rule over their fellow man.

I’ve been involved in many different businesses in the arenas of stocks and bonds, precious metals, ranching, meat sales, mining, and business consulting. Each activity involved one or more Federal government departments and an unknown number of agencies. Over the years I’ve had regulators explain to me that citizens should walk lightly in what they do because all regulators have way more regulations to trip them up citizens than anyone can follow. In other words, if they want to shut you down, they can shut you down and leave you in a pile of rubble.

A crazy for instance is that a ranch in eastern Nevada must get a building permit for a small backyard chicken coop. Now I’ve been to ranches in remote areas of Nevada and as recently as the 1980s some of them had to generate their own electricity and phone service was only available via satellite. Some of these remote ranches are nestled in very remote, narrow canyons with tiny year-around streams. Most are miles from paved roads. Do a search for remote Nevada ranches and you’ll see what I mean. This kind of citified regulation is a simplistic example of government overreach.

Other examples of governments (federal, state, and local) destroying individual rights have to include the draconian rules decreed during the COVID crisis that got so many people fired for telling the truth or refusing to comply. How doctors, nurses, military personnel, airline pilots, small business owners, scientists, bloggers, and millions of other people were treated was horrendous. After the 2020 election some lawyers were disbarred for just questioning the voter fraud we all saw and experienced in news broadcasts. After Trump won the 2016 presidential race General Michael Flynn was railroaded.1 2

As for history, Jonathan Turley recently wrote a column titled: “The Ghost of John Adams: How the Trump Trial Harkens Back to a Dark Period of American Law.” Yes, the nation was hardly 20 years old before lawfare was being used. Obviously we’ve forgotten our history and due to ignorance have allowed lawfare to become a common occurrence here in modern America.3

Every government agency is part of the police state. Run afoul of them and you’re toast. If they don’t shut you down, they can make rulings that totally disrupt your business. Here’s how the government outlines their regulatory structure.

Executive departments are government units under the direct President’s supervision. The President's Cabinet includes the Vice President, heads of the 15 executive departments below, and  the Attorney General. There are hundreds of federal agencies and commissions with various responsibilities.4

The primary departments are:
●    Department of Agriculture
●    Department of Commerce
●    Department of Defense
●    Department of Education
●    Department of Energy
●    Department of Health & Human Services
●    Department of Homeland Security
●    Department of Housing & Urban Development
●    Department of the Interior
●    Department of Justice
●    Department of Labor
●    Department of State
●    Department of Transportation
●    Department of the Treasury
●    Department of Veterans Affairs

Every one of the agencies in these departments can be weaponized by politicians, their agents in the field, and the president of the United States. So don’t think for an instant that what Trump has been through is an anomaly. It’s a result of the constant policing process that will never end as long as there are governments. In Trump’s case it was lawfare on steroids in that laws were changed, laws were ignored, crimes were invented, the judge was corrupt, and we still don’t know the crime Trump was judged as guilty of doing.

Fifty-five years ago one of my fellow college classmates got a job with the Federal Communications Commission. It was a sweet cradle-to-grave job where he’d inspect radio stations. He was assigned one very small station (literally a mom and pop business) that irritated him because they didn’t properly document what they did. Hounding them out of business became his personal goal. He was obsessed with it. It was his personal power trip.

As you can image, Trump has had to deal with numerous governments both foreign and domestic in the development, building, and management of his many properties. He understands what hinders business because he’s dealt with regulatory roadblocks of about every description. Just imagine how many agencies he must deal with to build just one resort that has a golf course, restaurants, and bars. A resort requires employees, construction, buildings, food preparation, liquor sales, water holes, earth moving, landscaping, roads, energy, and financing. This could easily involve inspections and reviews by more than half of the known Federal Executive Departments and an unbelievable number of agencies in those many departments.

Who wants all this control? Naturally the government’s employees want it. The more power they have the better for them which is why they vote 95% for Democrats. The same goes for elitists. Most of the richest people in the world assume they are the chosen ones and what they say is what should be. They not only want to control the financial system, but also their competitors. They are on power trips that are beyond our feeble comprehensions.

The elitists are manipulators of the highest caliber—from local politics all the way up to the White House. That’s why they abhor the populist movement. They do not want peons like us to have any power over any of the reins of government. This is why world organizations are so important to them. It’s why as members of the World Economic Forum they meet in Geneva, Switzerland every year. Their objective, The Great Reset, is to establish a one-world government that controls everything on earth. Of course, the elitists would control that government without opposition.

Historically which empires have been the leader’s in world domination?
●    Roman Empire
●    Mongol Empire
●    Spanish Empire
●    Russian Empire
●    British Empire

Historically which individuals have been renowned leaders in world domination? Alexander the Great, Cyrus the Great, and Genghis Khan were amongst the most famous leaders that controlled great swaths of the known world. Others, such as Napoleon Bonaparte and Adolf Hitler gave it a go too. Controlling the world remains something that greedy individuals want to do.5

To maintain our freedoms we must remain vigilant. Our deep state is real because of the money that gravitates to Washington, D.C.  Recently, not only was the annual budget $4 trillion, but the deficit was running at $1 trillion every 100 days. The deficit has slowed considerably in the past month, but this is still way too much money running through the hands of people in the government.

I’ll close with a quote from Ronald Reagan’s inaugural address that he gave when he was sworn in as governor of California, on January 5, 1967.6

Perhaps you and I have lived too long with this miracle to properly be appreciative. Freedom is a fragile thing and it's never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by way of inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people.  And those in world history who have known freedom and then lost it have never known it again.

To your health.

Ted Slanker

Ted Slanker has been reporting on the fundamentals of nutritional research in publications, television and radio appearances, and at conferences since 1999. He condenses complex studies into the basics required for health and well-being. His eBook, The Real Diet of Man, is available online.

For additional reading:

1. DC Bar Disciplinary Board Recommends Disbarring Rudy Giuliani by Caden Pearson from The Epoch Times

2. Michael Flynn: Court Rules in Favour of Ex-trump Aide from BBC

3. The Ghost of John Adams: How the Trump Trial Harkens Back to a Dark Period of American Law by Jonathan Turley

4. List of Federal Agencies in the United States from Wikipedia

5. World Domination from Wikipedia

6. January 5, 1967: Inaugural Address (Public Ceremony) from Ronald Reagan Presidential Library