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Most of you that are reading this know that the legislative branch of the federal government is the law making body. Congress, made of the House and Senate, write laws. That’s one of their few jobs. They overstep their bounds all the time, but that’s a different post.

They are supposed to be in charge of all things law related. When they write a law, they are supposed to include what the law is, how it’s going to be implemented along with how much money it will take to be implemented, and from what portion of the Constitution they have the authority to enact such a law. They used to do this. What they started doing, instead, was create agencies like the Department of Education, the FDA, the EPA, DOE, etc. These agencies are tasked with writing all the parts of the law that have to do with how the law will be executed.

You might be thinking to yourself, “Self, that sounds absurd. There are supposed to be law makers, and law executers. How did these agencies get into the business of writing laws??”

Well, Self, you’d be onto something. Let’s discuss a scenario and you tell me if the Congress members don’t think you’re got the IQ of a gnat for falling for this nonsense.

Imagine a farmer who is being pushed on hard by the EPA. They are fixing to go out of business because the EPA has made yet another regulation that will cost lots of money to implement, yet makes no actual difference to the environment. Just a couple of examples are the regulation of dust (yes, dust) and making the handling of manure so complex as to require 15 hours of paperwork every week by the farmer.

Well, the law that the EPA is using to put the pressure on this farm doesn’t say they can’t stir up dust. It just states that they can’t pollute the air. Well, okay, but how did the EPA come up with that? They wrote a REGULATION. “Well,” you say, “that should be part of the law, so we can hold the people who wrote it accountable at the voting booths! Why are they just adding to laws?” EXACTLY. Because the congress has tasked the alphabet agency to write the rest of the law, and they can play like they have no culpability.

Now, back to our farmer. They petition their congressman to ask for help. The congressman “pulls a few strings” and has the EPA back off or give him a waiver. Well, the farmer is grateful and will vote for our congressman again!

Do you see how the congressman has shunned his responsibility in writing the law that caused the problem in the first place? He acts like he can’t do anything about the excessive and costly regulation (which costs billions – that’s NINE zeros – of dollars out of the economy each year and keep people from basing businesses in the US because of them). Don’t be thinking I’m talking about sane regulations. I’m talking about things like forcing businesses to post calorie counts. Really? If customers want to know, they already have to provide the info. But, we’re going to make them spend money of posting them, regardless if anyone cares? It’s things like that, and millions more regulations piled on idiotic things like that which force businesses to close.

You might be thinking…it’s just ONE regulation. How can it be that bad? Well, you know how they used to press people to death? They’d pile on one stone at a time. Each didn’t weigh much, but the combined weight, in the end, killed the person. Same thing. Each regulation may not be a humdinger (though, some are), but the death of the business is the same, in the end. They die under millions of regulations that your congresswoman claims to have no part of.

Here’s the worst part: there is NO place in the US Constitution where it could even be construed as to mean that these agencies are constitutional. So, let’s sum up:

The congressmen/women shirk their responsibility, play like they can’t do anything about it, and then, when they give you crutches (after breaking your legs), want you to be thankful. Yep. They’re pretty sure you’re brain power is comparable to that of a coconut.

This is why it’s important to understand natural rights. Get my book about The Declaration of Independence by clicking HERE, or on the picture at the right. You can’t understand the Constitution without understanding The Declaration. Get informed, and then know where you stand.

And, quit voting in congresspeople who think you are as smart as a pencil eraser!

 

 

Noah Webster Quote

From our friends at The Federalist Papers (whether you read their blog or like them on Facebook, they are awesome!)

Let me get this straight:

The President has refused to carry out Obamacare as it’s written, delayed portions and totally canceled others. He has given exemptions to all manner of big corporation. All of these things are altering a duly passed law by Congress. He is NOT a legislator. His actions are illegal.

Further, he has refused to even discuss the matter with lawmakers, yet will negotiate with the terrorist funding head of state of Iran and has armed our enemies in Syria (side note: this is also illegal…as in treason).

He has rejected requests for WWII veterans to see their memorial (and used money to pay more guards than Clinton allowed in Benghazi). Keep in mind this, and many other memorials he blocked off are PRIVATELY FUNDED, and have never been affected in any of the other 17 government shutdowns. To boot, he has stationed these guards (who are getting paid) to block off the memorial that is supposedly closed because of a lack of funding.

He has refused to sign any bill that changes Obamacare in any way (like the medical device tax that even Democrats want to repeal),or any continuing resolution that does not fully fund Obamacare (you know, the one HE hasn’t even executed fully…which, again, is illegal activity).

He supposedly taught the US Constitution but seems to have forgotten that whatever functions of the government get funded is decided entirely by the House. That is THEIR prerogative. It’s called “separation of powers.” It’s ALL up to the House as to what to fund and what to not fund*. Now, the Senate can keep from passing a bill by voting it down. But, it’s the Senate’s fault, not the House’s, for the shutdown.

After all this, he and the Democrat leadership call Republicans names and blame them for the shutdown.

What am I missing??? Does ANYONE really buy this nonsense?

 

*As a side note, many of the problems we are facing with government funding stem from the fact that most of the laws these people are trying to enact are unconstitutional. If you wish to know if any law is legal, but you don’t know if it is, please put it in the comments and we can discuss it either here or in another post. 🙂

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Recently, I asked my father to sum up, in his words, the projected spending and tax cuts that the Congress now does with their budget numbers.

http://www.usdebtclock.org/

 

Keep in mind that most businesses project their budgets out 5 years when looking at the future of the company to get a feel for what can happen. They know that any shorter and they’ll miss the forest for the trees, and any longer out and their predictions will be as good as the weatherman’s are.

 

Here is my father’s response after expounding on the ridiculous notion of a budget “cut” that I discussed in the last post.

“Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it does.  About a decade ago, Congress went from a 5 year projected budget to a 10 year projection.  Never mind that we have never, ever projected even one year’s spending with any accuracy whatsoever.  The ten-year process allows discussion of truly phantom numbers because no congress can bind another’s decisions.  There will be at least four elections between what the budget projects and what is actually approved when the last set of elected officials vote the final installment.  There is no way to hold anyone accountable today for spending tomorrow.  Nice arrangement.”

 

You got that? They suck so badly at predicting spending and revenue, they EXTENDED how far out they’ll be wrong. It gets better…

“This also allows congress to project huge savings in the distant future.  Listen carefully—additional spending will always be proposed in the earliest one or two years while additional cuts will always be scheduled for the last year or two of the projection.  So on average, the budget will look sort of balanced.  It’s funny how those cuts never seem to materialize.”

 

Ok, so it seems that we have this GREAT system where the spending increases always happen, but the cuts? Not so much. Yet, they can CLAIM that they have made cuts. Klassy Congress…real klassy.

 

So, when they stand up and blather on about how “draconian” the cuts will be…they ALL know they are fibbing. Every single stinking one of them.But, they figure YOU are stupid enough to buy their crap. Well, are you?You can either keep on believing the MSM and those in government who spew this nonsense and shut your eyes to the truth, in which case, you are as useful an idiot as they wish you to be, or you can face the truth and WAKE UP! Then, wake up your neighbor. We have a country to save.

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