We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The power of the 4th Branch of Government stems from unelected rule-making and budgeting by those with constitutional rights to their jobs* and impotent legislators who readily dump the people's work on them. Every president since Wilson (who adored it) has crowed about bureaucracy. Some have tried civil service reform with little success. I would love to see Trump try some in his second term, but don't hold out much hope.
Bureaucracy remains because while we hate what it does collectively, we appreciate what it does for each of us individually. The latter will always win out over the former.
Actually TR was primarily the starting point of the administrative state that Woodrow Wilson established firmly into US government so TR owns a fair share of the government he just described. A mediocre president at best that had little use for the Constitution.