The editorial concludes by saying:
It would be silly to expect Congress to write all the little rules an agency needs in order to carry out its mandates. Laws establishing new programs typically empower agencies with such rule-making authority. But there is little doubt that the executive branch of government uses this authority for political purposes, and the worst part of this is that such things may escape public notice because they don't carry the public profile of a bill being debated in Congress. This year, then, will be one for public vigilance. As the public proved in November's election, its collective voice still can make a difference.The Westerner will be watching. Will you?