Are there really any red states left? That’s the question Conservative Review’s Daniel Horowitz asked when he heard Idaho was pushing a far-left progressive agenda in public schools. This is an important question because the leftist push in both bureaucracies as well as local government have made traditionally “red” states seem much less conservative than their voter base reflects.
Conservatism must be fought on three levels: by elected officials, through actions of the people, and by holding bureaucrats accountable. This last level is the hardest because state-level bureaucrats by nature are not accountable directly to the people in the form of elections. We didn’t pick them. They lord over us while only being accountable to the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the states in which they serve.
As a result, the only viable solution is to hold our elected official accountable for their treatment of bureaucrats. Are they keeping them in line? Are they putting the right people in place? Someone can have conservative legislative credentials, but if they’re failing to keep bureaucrats from destroying their efforts, then their efforts were meaningless. Our government has multiple layers of federalism for a reason. The founders knew what could happen and did what they thought necessary to prevent it. But many of the doors they closed from the beginning are being reopened today.
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