Skip to comments.Slaughtered at the altar of government power
Posted on 03/20/2014 5:35:24 AM PDT by lifeofgrace
There are 456 official federal agencies, and many of these have bureaucracies within them. According to The Center for Small Government, just the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has 47 separate bureaucracies! Lets say the average, for the sake of time, is 40. Thats 18,240 bureaucracies, and 700,000 (give or take) federal employees.
There are 535 federal legislators in Congress who are elected to oversee, fund, and pass laws to regulate this morass. If we divided it up equally, thats 42 bureaucracies per Congressman/woman, and 182 bureaucracies per Senator. Congress has roughly 200 committees to discuss all of these, and other, items they deal with.
I say weve reached the point of permanent gridlock. Theres more stuff to look at than there could ever be legislative time to really look at it.
Congress passes sweeping legislation granting wide authority to agencies such as the EPA, Department of Education, HUD, Treasury (IRS). These agencies then regulate.
Another word for regulate is dictate.
In 2013 alone, the federal government issued 80,000 pages of new regulations dictums with which you, me, our employers, neighbors, and friends have to comply.
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To keep it simple, take a stroll through just the Bill of Rights.
Pause at each clause. By my reckoning, the only clauses still in full effect deal with quartering troops in private homes and our right to defense counsel. The 2A is under continuous attack, and it exists as a practical matter only because of gun rights groups.
My point is the limits and rules of the printed constitution are for practical purposes nonexistent.
The Lefts victory is nearly complete. Daily Kos and my rat state senator oppose an Article V state amendment convention because they know they can only lose. Patriots have nothing to lose at a state amendment convention. This convention is our last remaining peaceful means to restore freedom. It is certainly no guarantee.
We are no longer a self-governing people, perhaps with the exception of Article V. It still exists; it is our last remaining hope to restore freedom.
This is the problem in a nutshell. Unless and until we cut at least 50^ off of this bureacracy we will never restore the constitutional republic. Raise your hand if you think thi will get done through the ballot box.
This beast must go. Its very existance is an act of lawlessness.
Fifty percent is far too low. It should be 75% to 80% for starters beginning with all federal law enforcement bodies. Then we start eliminating whole useless government departments and agencies like the EPA, HHS, Dept of Education, DHS, HUD, Dept of Labor, Dept of Commerce, for starters.
Here is the complete list of all U.S. government departments and agencies for all three branches: http://www.usa.gov/Agencies.shtml. This is a target rich environment.
Yeh I was just being conservative. Your list of agencies mirrors my list.
That's a stupid list, here's a better one — agencies commissioned or otherwise authorized by the Constitution:
Unless Universal Suffrage is abolished we are no different than Cuba or Venezuela.
Parasites will always vote for Marxists or the equivalent that promise to steal and redistribute money from the productive class, and the Founders deliberately did not put a right to vote into the Constitution for this very reason.
Class war must be a two way street.
The enemy is all around us.
That’s a good start. It would be great fun to watch the federal bureaucrats suddenly find themselves out of work and have to look for a job! Think of it...at least 2.5 million worthless federal employees out of work. Priceless.