Americans today are ruled rather than served by the multitude of agencies that comprise the governmental bureaucracy at every level from federal to state, county, municipal, and special district.
Few if any of those bodies are engaged in facilitating peoples' lives -- the way people actually do or wish to live. Instead, in almost every instance, they focus on ways to induce or even compel people to live in accordance with the bureaucrats' statist ideological dreams, which more often than not are unrealistic and dehumanizing.
To put it bluntly, the bureaucracies have gone rogue.
Furthermore, the nation's elected officials have enabled that development and at the federal level the current administration has perpetuated our rule by unaccountable and out-of-control bureaucrats. It has by design been made permanent, as is outlined in this essay.