Ask most people on the street how many branches of government exist in the U.S. Government and you might be surprised at the response you receive. For those of you who are unsure, our three branches of government include the Legislative Branch, the Executive Branch and the Judicial Branch.
But do we now have a fourth branch of government in the Unites States? I believe that government agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Department of Energy or the hundreds of other Federal agencies are quickly becoming a fourth branch and contributing to the erosion of our freedoms on a daily basis through new rules that never cross the desks of the people’s Legislative Branch. Do these rules have an impact on our everyday lives? Absolutely. As an example, one rule change by the Department of Energy can have a huge impact on all consumers.
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