Just the facts. YOU DECIDE.
I'm posting one question and answer each day on this issue. Share this with everyone you know, please. America (and the world) need to know what is going on in "the land of the free."
Question 5. What nation has the most police agencies?
THE WINNER?: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!
FACTS: According to the Economist Magazine, the United States has over 18,000 separate police agencies, with the authority to arrest and imprison us, which is more than any nation in the world today or in human history.
As recently discussed in a previous blog, the United States Congress refused to authorize the establishment of the federal bureau of investigation (FBI) back in 1907, based on the fact that a federal police force was unconstitutional.
Fast forward to today, a century later, and we have over 70 federal agencies (73 to be exact) that equip their agents with firearms for their interactions with the public. And it's not just the FBI anymore, it's the EPA, the Library of Congress, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Bureau of Land Management, IRS, and even the Federal Reserve Board, and so on, all of which are referenced in the Federal Registry as "quasi-federal" agencies, because they are not found in the United States Constitution, and are therefore privately managed and generally fund themselves through fines and seizures.
Worse, Congress has delegated its law-making authority to these quasi-federal agencies, so they can not only draw a weapon on us in the course of their duties, they can make up their own laws by which to arrest us without a single elected representative's approval or permission.
These private entities have been granted federal authority, including the power to draw a gun and kill us, yet neither those agencies nor their powers can be found in the short list of authorized duties of government listed in Section 8 of Article 1 of our Constitution.
If President Obama simply abdicated his responsibility as Executive to an unelected third party, there would be a revolution, so how did/does Congress get away with delegating its official purpose, which is passing our nation's laws, to unelected third parties?
These "quasi-federal" agencies, as the Federal Registry lists them, have now created over 300,000 of our federal laws that carry prison as penalty, and not a single elected official ever voted for a one of them.
In my opinion, 18,000 separate police agencies, enforcing a total of 314,000 laws is too much. Way too much. When one factors in that We the People never authorized these agencies to have power over us, we never elected a one of them, and we never empowered them to establish laws and carry guns to use against us, perhaps it is time that we consider removing all elected officials who have been part of this scheme....which is most of them.
We must eliminate any law that was not specifically written and passed by our elected representatives. That means that any law or rule not voted on directly by our elected officials was void from inception, and should have no authority to be used against us, and if a national police force was unconstitutional 100 years ago, then it is unconstitutional today. That means these 73 agencies need to lay down their weapons and surrender their authority back to We the People, from whence it must come, because we never granted it to them or federal government.
We need to go back to the Rule of Law and our amazing Constitution. If we lived by it, almost every problem we now face as a nation would simply go away with the passage of time. If you don't believe me, write your comments below challenging me to prove it, and I will. Better yet, buy a copy of "The Way Back to America: a 10-step plan to restore the United States to constitutional government" from Amazon, and you'll have a case-by-case study of what I'm talking about.
Again, we don't need a Revolution, we just need a Devolution back to Rule of Law and our Constitution.
Howell W. Woltz, TEP
Author of "Justice Denied: the United States v. the People" and "The Way Back to America: a 10-step plan to restore the United States to constitutional government."
Born in North Carolina and educated at the University of Virginia, Wake Forest University and Caledonian University in Scotland, Howell now lives in Warsaw, Poland with his wife, Dr. Magdalena Iwaniec-Woltz. Howell is the European Correspondent for The Richardson Post and Chairman of The International Centre for Justice.