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Letters: Navigating regulations

August 21, 2017

I read the article in the June 19 ADA News “ADA Resource Helps Dentists Navigate Regulatory Environment” with consternation.

Instead of developing more resources to blindly comply with the ever-increasing registrar of federal regulations, I would rather have an ADA resource to investigate the merit and cost/benefit ratio of new proposals and regulations.

As many of us have come to realize, the so-called “experts” in the alphabet soup of federal agencies are governing through regulation — not representative law — that frequently lacks impartial scientific inquiry, expertise and reason. So often, these regulations harm the welfare of the many and favor the welfare of the few.

As the representative nature of our federal government continues its slow and progressive deterioration, I think it increasingly necessary to hold unelected bureaucrats in the federal administrative state accountable for their decisions and actions by informational campaigns directed by the ADA.

I fully support safety in the workplace and protection of the environment. However, as history has repeatedly demonstrated, unreasonable or oppressive government schemes diminish a free and prosperous society. The burdens of regulation must be promulgated.

James G. Loeser, D.D.S., M.D.
Park Ridge, Illinois