Hugh Hewitt: An Executive Order That Further Drains the Swamp

Critics of President Trump often express bafflement over why his broad support among conservatives is so enduring.

The answer is short and simple: Trump is establishing a record of genuine and possibly lasting conservative reforms.

The latest came on October 9, when he signed two executive orders designed to improve transparency when government agencies issue or enforce “guidance” on how best to comply with a law or regulation.

Don’t be fooled by that word “guidance.” These informal missives from the vast federal bureaucracy carry extraordinary real-world costs and sometimes extremely destructive punishments.

Now: Trump is bringing down the hammer on the guidance-addicted bureaucrats.

“This regulatory overreach gravely undermines our constitutional system of government,” Trump said.

Now that is conservatism.

And it’s conservatism that attracts conservatives.

How blindingly obvious.