The United States Constitution only authorizes federal government to punish three things; 1) Piracies on the High Seas or Against the Law of Nations,
2) Counterfeiting of Government Coin or Securities, and 3) Treason.
That's it. The designation of any other behavior as criminal or its punishment is left up the the individual states to decide and do, but any statute with force of law is required to be passed by elected representatives, not unelected Administrators. Such regulations can have no force of law, yet millions--yes millions--of Americans have been labelled "felons" and lost their constitutional rights under this heresy of 'Administrative Law' for human behaviors that were never lawfully prohibited. How could this have happened?
This question needs to be answered by every elected official in Government and they need to do it fast, quick and in a hurry now that there is a new Sheriff governing The Swamp. He is not one of you, and he is certainly not a "Progressive" as many of you on both sides of The Swamp call this delegation of your duties.
The new President will probably be asking quite soon by what right you delegated your law-making authority. The Constitution you swore to defend does not allow that to happen, rendering all of you in violation of your Oath, not to mention committing High Crimes and Misdemeanors worthy of jail time.
No American can legally be subjected to any provision that is not authorized within the framework of the U.S. Constitution, voted upon by a majority of the relevant legislature, and effectively signed into law by an Executive. Even the much abused Interstate Commerce Clause of the Constitution only allows the regulation of commerce, not its criminalization, and it certainly was never envisioned or allowed that any entity but Congress would apply it.
So how did you, the U.S. Congress, let a gaggle of unelected bureaucrats take over almost all our nation's law-making? That is your sole role--creating laws within the framework of our Constitution, but you have now outsourced that to others we never elected for the most part.
So why are we still paying you if you won't do your job or abide by our Contract? The U.S. Constitution is only that--a Contract--between We the People and you, which you seem to have forgotten. And if you've farmed out most of your work, what are you doing all day other than working out in the underground gym we built for you, or tapping into the $15 million slush-fund you secretly established to pay off staff members you salaciously groped (or worse)? Yes. We're finding out about all of it now and you are looking none too good the more we learn about what you've been up to since you quit working for us.
But know this, when you delegated your constitutional law-making authority to unelected progressives, you committed Treason, and it appears that all 435 of you in the House and 100 of you in the Senate are guilty of that real and punishable offense.
How bad are your crimes? Well, we now know that too, and what you have done is absolutely unbelievable. You not only allowed these unelected bureaucrats to manufacture over 300,000 so-called 'laws'--yes 300,000 of them-- but you also blindly stood by while they took the constitutional rights of an estimated 71 million Americans at state and federal level as of 2010 (per the Department of Justice). Almost every one of those citizens ruined by a federal convictions out of that 71 million number were violated for laws never passed by Congress nor even authorized as a duty of the federal government to punish. That is treason against your nation, your oath, and us--We the People--the ones you swore to faithfully represent.
You were never authorized by We the People to create this myriad of federal agencies to do your work nor were you ever authorized to grant them the power to create and enforce laws against us.
Maybe now that we have a new Sheriff in town he'll find a way to either get you serpents and reptiles out of The Swamp or force you to live by your oath of office. You swore to protect and uphold the United States Constitution, not sacrifice it on the altar of so-called Progressivism.
And by the way for all of you on that side, there is nothing "progressive" about replacing our constitutional government of, by and for the People, with the oppressive tyranny of unaccountable, unelected, unauthorised bureaucrats ruling our lives. That is about as regressive as it gets.
All of you--yes all of you--Republicans and Democrats--you need to either fix this mess, or you need to go home.
I'm calling the new Sheriff right now to tell him what you've done, so you better hurry.
Howell W. Woltz
Howell is the author of several books including "The Way Back to America: 10 steps to restore the United States to constitutional government." Order Howell's new international bestseller, "Justice Restored: 10 steps to end mass incarceration in America" today. All of his books are available at Amazon.com or www.justicerestored.com
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.