Red Tape


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Red Tape
No matter the issue or controversy, bureaucratic red tape is consistently cited as an example of the inefficiencies present in our administrative government. Yet a closer analysis reveals that this red tape actually fills several vital functions that we as citizens actually expect out of our democratic government.
Bureaucratic red tape is seen as one of the most problematic and inefficient wastes of our government resources. Frequently associated with the complex and seemingly never-ending process of pointless paperwork and procedures that must be followed in administrative agency decision making, no agency is spared. This drone of paperwork, committee meetings, and forms creates the caricature of a bureaucrat mired in busywork...
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.....ican system of government…Not only is governance of any kind impossible without it; so too are the checks and balances of a constitutional republic. Red tape is what binds those in power to the mast of the law, what stands in the way of government by whim (2007). 
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West Coast Hotel v. Parrish, 1937, 300 US 379 
Wilson, James Q. 1991. Bureaucracy: what government agencies do 
and why they do it. New York: Basic Books.