How did the Deep State become so unstoppable?
The Deep State is real. They don't like exposure, accountability, or responsibility. They fight back, outlast, and work the system to their advantage. Sometimes even conservatives talk about the Deep State as though it's just dumb, inefficient bureaucracy.
In fact, just the opposite is true. The Deep State is unconstitutional, organized, and exceptionally good at protecting themselves from supervision.
As chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Jason Chaffetz was the tip of the spear challenging the Deep State and trying to hold them accountable. He took on the powerful forces at the IRS, the EPA, the DOJ, the Department of State, and others. "The deeper I dove in, the more shocking the brazen approach by the power brokers. They were used to operating anonymously and without consequence. This is a problem bigger than we can even imagine and getting worse unless we do something dramatic to wrestle back control."
His stories are as enraging as they are endless. Every department employs highly paid workers whose primary role is to keep their work secret from Congress and the public. Every department has an agenda they believe cannot be constrained by the democratic process. Every department is filled with people who believe they deserve steadily rising paychecks for less work than they would have to do at a private company.
While this metastasizing corruption tends to support Democrats, they will work with any party that lets them grow unchecked. That's why they feel they must stop the anti-establishment agenda of Donald Trump.
The Deep State has been in place for a long time. In this surprisingly entertaining and optimistic book, Jason Chaffetz highlights their tactics, illuminates the problems, and offers a way to fight back and win.
About the Author:
Jason Chaffetz is an American politician and Fox News contributor. He served as a U.S. Representative from Utah for eight years, including time as the chairman of the United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform from 2015 until 2017.
"Jason Chaffetz first fought the Deep State from the inside. Now he has written a powerful guide to how it works and how to fight it. Deep State is not to be missed."
"You will gain a whole new appreciation for the success of Donald Trump after reading Chaffetz's account of the Deep State army working overtime to help his opponents and subvert his allies."
Donald J. Trump, Jr
"Long after you finish this book, you'll be fuming about our out-of-control federal bureaucracy. We cannot afford to tolerate the outsourcing of our governance to career bureaucrats whose only loyalty is to big government."
Senator Mike Lee