“Even within democratic nations, the locus of decision making has drifted away from the individual, the family, and voluntary associations of various sorts, and toward government. And within government, it has moved away from elected officials subject to voter feedback, and toward more insulated governmental institutions, such as bureaucracies and the appointed judiciary.” – Thomas Sowell, in his book, Knowledge and Decisions.

Need we any more proof of Mr. Sowell’s obvious yet insightful observation, please read FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell‘s commentary in Monday’s Wall Street Journal. In it he details the FCC’s effort to circumvent not only Congress but the federal courts as well when it comes to regulating the Internet.

– Bill Peacock