Shaked: 'Political power has passed to the bureaucrats'
'Clerks conduct political agenda under guise of neutrality and professionalism.’
The minister began by quoting a book, saying "the legislative branch is mistakenly perceived as the most central authority and responsible for determining national priorities. I claim the public bureaucracy inherited the primacy and became the central authority with countless powers and authorities, while the legislature became irrelevant in broad areas of life in everything connected with determining policy in practice and its actual execution.
"The legislative branch is supposed to enjoy the broadest base of legitimacy, because it is elected directly by the public and reflects public participation in its composition, but the popular maxim 'who votes - influences' is no longer necessarily true. In any case, it contains an illusion. Most of the crucial decisions regarding distribution of resources in society and formulation of public policy are made every day, every hour, by the public bureaucracy under the guise of neutrality and impartiality by bureaucratic professionals who are perceived as disconnected from the focus of struggles between various interest groups,”
[i.e., this describes the Deep State in the US, and groups such as JStreet, Media Matters, R. Lauder, Soros, etc.]
"I hope this quote caused you all to squirm uneasily in your chair; it is taken from the book "Bureaucracy in Politics", which came out in 2006 and authored by Ms. Dina Zilber, today Deputy Attorney General and then attorney in the High Court of Justice. At a time when the method of action and decision-making by the bureaucracy brings us to a situation where 'the voter does not influence,' as Zilber points out, the warning bells of our democratic structure are supposed to ring loudly.”
"Every time the ethical code implies that the bureaucratic level has an obligation, even to a certain degree, to act to advance the minister's policy, the document immediately emphasizes that the matter should be done 'with respect for the law.' Why? The answer seems clear: The Israeli politician, according to the ethical code, is automatically suspect until proven innocent, of seeking to promote an illegal policy,"
"In two weeks' time," the minister said, "the government will ratify the government's decision that was approved yesterday by the Civil Service Committee and led by my colleague, Minister Yariv Levin ... The decision is the first step in returning the government pendulum to the control of the political echelon in determining the policy of government ministries. Reducing the screening committees in the senior positions in the civil service to three members, and the more active involvement of the minister's representatives in their selection process, as the service committee approved yesterday, as well as the appointment of deputy directors-general of the government ministries as trust positions, greatly strengthen the ministers' ability to implement the policy for which they were elected and that the public who sent them to the ministries wish to see implemented.” ArutzSheva
[ed. Ayelet Shaked should be our next Prime Minister]