Seemingly escaping the mainstream media (except FOX of course) comes the story: EPA claims it has the power to garnish wages without court approval. The process is called "Administrative Wage Garnishment" -- because it is being done by an administrative agency.
This is only the latest step is what has been brewing for a long time (decades) . . . indirectly abolishing the three branches of government under the guise of administrative agencies.
Another recent phenomenon is the militarization of government agencies with SWAT teams, as written about in the National Review.
Big problems are in store for us when government agencies can act as lawmakers, judges, juries, and executioners.
If you have not been a long time reader of Fault Lines, please read this post from 2009 where it is all explained: The Ominous 4th Branch of Government.