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‘Departments’ keep intruding into our lives

“I’m from the government, and I’m here to help you.” These words were defined by Ronald Reagan as the 10 most terrifying words in the English language.
Congress has created “Departments,” given them latitude to impact our lives, and turned over their control to the Executive Branch. 
While we often hear of votes for laws with fancy names which seldom have to do with the actual outcome of the law, it is the regulators or rule makers in these departments who really affect our lives.   
One of the most prolific regulatory departments is the EPA. Charged with ensuring our water and air was protected in a time when reasonable actions were the norm, they have morphed into an advocacy group for global warming and a vehicle for the elimination of unfavored industries.  
For example, many coal producers followed every EPA regulation at great cost, only to find new, more stringent requirements placed on them the following year.  This has destroyed communities, and fulfilled a promise to bankrupt the coal industry.  
Fracking advanced so quickly and contributed so much to the economy, the EPA has not been able to garner support to impose heavy restrictions on it yet. But the EPA is working feverishly to slow this industry down. It’s only a matter of time.  
One has to wonder how many people in the northeast relied on solar and wind power to heat their homes this winter, and how many on fossil fuels. Maybe fossil fuels are not so bad after all?
These departments are becoming so large they are able to get into almost every aspect of our lives, and every move they make into our lives further justifies their existence. This includes products such as wood stoves, lawn mowers, air conditioners, light bulbs, fireplaces, ammunition, ceiling fans, your barbecue, etc. They are even trying to find a way to measure the amount of water you use in the shower in a hotel.  
Some regulation is good, and is needed. But do we really need our shower monitored? Our barbecue? Cow flatulence? Spilled milk? Crop dust? We have been able to stave off some of these, but they are not gone. This is where regulations go off the rails in my view.
In education, the federal government has pretty much taken the education processes out of the hands of the local community and, through Common Core, defined what and how children must be taught, regardless of traditional norms which have worked well for 200 years.  
When the kids go to the cafeteria, they are expected to eat federal government-approved and, sometimes provided, food — some of which is inedible. 
Twitter shows pictures of meals that, well, you wouldn’t see pictured in a restaurant menu. One consisted of a few nachos and some flavored skim milk. Another of “Mystery Meat.” Often, the trash is the largest recipient of food, and the kids are just a vehicle to move it there from the serving line.  
Then, kids go back to class hungry.  
All this micro-intrusion in our daily lives impacts us now and in the future. Government regulatory mandates show up in the price of goods and services, to the educational level of our children.