The Deep State and Its Tentacles

by Andrew P Napolitano

“The deep state consists of those parts of the government that do not change in response to elections and are not transparent or answerable to voters. This generally includes the intelligence and law enforcement communities, the military and diplomatic communities, and central bankers. Each has its private sector collaborators. Some would include the judiciary. … With the sole exception of the unconstitutional Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, judges operate in public courtrooms, and whatever they do is reduced to writing and subject to appeal or public criticism. The deep state is well below the visible parts of government and rarely subject to public scrutiny. Its budgets are secret. And its power is rarely subject to appeal of any sort.” (12/29/21)