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Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Machen on Education and Civil Government

Machen's Testimony before the House & Senate Committees on the Proposed Department of Education in February 1926 can be found here.
“It is very much easier to prevent the formation of some agency that may be thought to be unfortunate than it is to destroy it after it is once formed.” After an agency is formed, Machen argued, it tends to grow and gain more power, even if it does not accomplish its original goal. Any perceived failure may well be attributed to lack of power or funds, both of which, when supplemented, expand the intrusiveness of the agency.
(See here too)

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