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Dan Liljenquist on Government Reform

 


Congress should pass regulations, not executive agencies

Liljenquist spent time talking about how Congress has slowly delegated more and more authority to the president and several different bodies who now write and put into law, through regulation and executive order, most of the new laws in our country. He talked about how the Founding Fathers didn't mean for it to be this way and said that he would push to change it so that the regulations, even if they are put together by other organizations, would have to be passed by Congress.
Source: StGeorgeUtah.com on 2012 Utah Senate debate , May 20, 2012

Sprinklers in every house are out-of-hand regulation

Liljenquist gave an example of a regulatory body that got out of hand when he was in the state Senate. Someone noted that the newest edition of the state building code was going to require that every house have sprinklers installed in the ceiling to put out fires. Liljenquist then said that in his own house, with his own family, that would lead to sprinklers going off frequently as he has six kids and it is common to have someone burn a bag of popcorn in the microwave and set off the smoke alarm.
Source: StGeorgeUtah.com on 2012 Utah Senate debate , May 20, 2012

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