Saturday, January 11, 2014

All Legislative Powers Herein Granted Shall Be Vested In A Congress Of The United States

This is a photo posted by Senator Mike Lee (one of the good guys) of a shelf containing all the regulations passed this year by unelected federal bureaucrats working for agencies under the Executive Branch.  You see folks, this is something that few understand, forgive me if you already know this but permit me to explain to those that might not understand.  Article I, Section I of the United States Constitution vests ALL lawmaking power in THE Congress (Article I Branch).  NO lawmaking power is vested in ANY OTHER BRANCH.  Congress over the years has created federal agencies (IRS, HHS, DOJ, EPA, etc...and on and on).  You or I could debate the merits of any of these agencies, most in my opinion are absolutely unnecessary at the federal level and maybe unnecessary altogether. However, honest people can debate that and disagree on the merits of each.  What we CANNOT debate, is the fact that our Constitution was set up to permit only ONE branch to make laws so that you and I could have a say in the lawmaking process through the ballot box every two years.

When Congress set up these agencies over the years and handed them over to the Executive Branch (Article II), they DIRECTLY handed over the power to legislate to these agencies and in effect handed legislative power directly to the President.  These agencies pass regulations to the tune of THOUSANDS of pages every year, the photo below that Mike Lee sent out shows just the pages of regulations (laws) that were put into place in these agencies to TORMENT you (think IRS, EPA, HHS/Obamacare....) and they are written by faceless people behind closed doors with ZERO accountability.

Look at the stack of regulations, 80,000 pages alone in 2013. Then look at the small stack of paper on top the shelf, that is the paper from laws actually passed by Congress in comparison.  Do you see what has been done here? Most of the regulations (Laws) passed by these agencies destroy business and torment citizens with oppressive confiscatory taxes and our Congress can turn around and tell us that they didn't do it...the executive agencies did it....therefore, the end result is no one is accountable.
Understand this important principle so that you can let these folks know that you are on to them whenever you get the chance.  These kinds things show how broken our federal government really is. I is high time for the states to get together and demand some changes.  The folks we send to Washington, by and large are not going to address this.  Know this, they can address this...but they have no intention whatsoever of doing anything about it. They wring their hands and point the finger at the Executive as if they don't know anything about Article I, Section I and the Constitutional mandate that only CONGRESS enact laws. They established these agencies, they can de establish them...they can cut off funding using the power vested in them in Article I, Section 7, but they refuse to do that too. We recently got to see this dereliction of duty in the House of Representatives when they had the opportunity in a continuing resolution for funding to defund the so called Affordable Care Act and they refused to do it.

Join us at the Convention of States Project.  The COS is the lawful, orderly, Constitutional route to driving a stake in the heart of the runaway federal government.

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