More about the Department of Labor and the Legislative State.
The last time I studied American history, maybe the second week, we took a test with the following question.
In Federalist 51, Publius argues that the system of separation of powers and checks and balances assumes that people in government will be _________
The cynic in me wanted to say corrupt, but Madison actually said ambitious.
About half way through the course, we began to talk about the Progressives and their Legislative State. I think the Progressives disagreed with Madison. They want people in government to be experts.
And so we have 150 rule making agencies, bureaus, commissions, departments, etc, which make rules, which have the force of law. I say 150 because an historian told me 150, but he said that he doesn't know for sure.
So we have the department of labor, which will decide, or not, whether we all must be vaccinated.
Seems to me that the Republican view on this says that if indeed a decision must be made, the Congress should make it. They argue, and if I remember right so did Aristotle, that politicians have experience making decisions on a wide range of topics. Experts tend to know a lot about one thing.
With that in mind, one might wonder what the Department of Labor knows about disease, which makes it better prepared to decide.