i do think the executive branch has grown too large. But I don’t think there is anyway around it. Our Government has grown based on the population. The federal departments that have evolved has grown in numbers. The things we concern ourselves with has defiantly increased. Where common sense and moral compass were rules to live by, we live in a world where everything has to be in writing or governed over. We need a department for clean air, water quality, transportation on ground and in air. All of which weren’t needed before so new departments, agencies or bureaus needed to be formed as we advanced.
But with the growth and changes happening so quickly I believe a lot of power shifted unnecessarily. Laws that were passed on the legislative side left gaps and details to be filled in by the executive side so they assumed the power of them. I agree with Natalie when she said A lot of that power needs to go back to the state or local government.