Skip to comments.Asking agencies to follow the rules isnít asking too much
Posted on 04/15/2018 6:59:26 AM PDT by george76
Accountability is sorely lacking in the administrative state. Unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats make decisions significantly affecting our daily lives with too little involvement from our elected officials.
The Congressional Review Act was intended to restore at least some degree of democratic accountability to the administrative process. It requires agencies to submit to Congress every rule they wish to impose on you, giving the people you elected an opportunity to oversee what federal bureaucrats are up to.
Thats the theory, at least. In practice, agencies have failed to comply with their obligations under the statute, withholding rules from Congress and thereby avoiding political oversight. Fans of PLFs Red Tape Rollback Project will recall that this failure means that the unsubmitted rules cannot be implemented or given legal effect and remain vulnerable to Congress review. The Wall Street Journals Kimberley Strassel described PLFs discovery of the large number of rules illegally withheld from Congress a regulatory game changer.
Today, PLF is challenging agency noncompliance with the CRA as the second wave in our campaign to end the unconstitutional administrative state.
The Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management has adopted heavy-handed land use plans covering tens of millions of acres of federal lands throughout the west, ostensibly to protect the greater sage grouse. This controversial rule threatens
The Congressional Review Act is unequivocal. Agencies must submit every rule to Congress for review. It is similarly clear about the consequences for agencies that fail to do sotheir unsubmitted rules cannot go into effect. When agencies violate this command, they do great harm to the people subject to their rules, whether the agency is enforcing a bad rule that Congress would likely disapprove or undermining the benefits of a good rule that Congress would applaud, if submitted.
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Congress should be writing the rules into law themselves rather than being extremely lazy and giving the Agencies near full autonomy.
UN Agenda 21 ( Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)
What happens if government employees become a tribe and decide you are a member of a different tribe that they hate?
Hopefully this will be the beginning of rolling back soe of the abuses here in CO.
“Hopefully this will be the beginning of rolling back soe of the abuses here in CO.”
While you are rolling stuff back there in Colorado, how about “rolling back” that worthless pr!ck Cory Gardner while you’re at it. Sheesh, how can you put a worthless a$$hole like that in the US Senate? You ought to call him Mr. Marijuana!
Unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats make decisions significantly affecting our daily lives with too little involvement from our elected officials.
Why do you think they're coming for the guns? Thanks george76.
Congress needs to fumigate Obama’s “seventeen intelligence agencies”. They seem to have been infiltrated by America-hating, communist agents.
That would be nice.
Thanks for posting!
Andrew McCabe, Lois Lerner and Loretta Lynch were Chiefs in the regional DC Tribe - maybe we should ask them...
Next step: For each new rule passed, two must be repealed.
The primary problem is that rules the government must follow do not come with any teeth in most instances. Break them and nothing happens. That’s what happens when you let them right the rules themselves. There needs to be a default penalty for rules without stated penalties. At least a year in jail and a fine.
Rural area depopulation will be mostly achieved by: 2030.
1. Many rural areas are undergoing further economic depression, ie: Main street business & small farm abandonment, causing property value decline and increases in property taxes.
2. Rural area communities will get no gov’t relief.
Rural community die-off is the goal.
Move to high density population centers, or drop dead by opiates and/or obesity to further the elitest’s we-know-better goal:
For more wonder, rewild the world
Please add me. Thanks!
Working on it. He has 6 offices, including DC, and no one will answer the phone at any of them. Worthless coward!
“At least a year in jail and a fine.”
I would say ‘at least’ fire them. If they’ve been shown to act in a deliberately abusive way, then jail & a fine.
The Founding States made the first numbered clauses in the Constitution, Sections 1-3 of Article I, evidently a good place to hide these clauses from Congress (sarc), to clarify that all federal legislative powers are vested in the elected members of Congress, not in the executive or judicial branches, nor in faceless bureaucrats running constitutionally undefined federal regulatory agencies like the EPA.
Here's Section 1 of Article I.
"Article I, Section 1: All legislative Powers herein granted [emphasis added] shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives."
What's going on with the corrupt, post-17th Amendment ratification Congress and legislative powers is this imo. Career lawmakers are wrongly establishing constitutionally undefined federal regulatory agencies to front-end federal legislative powers, arguably stolen state powers in most cases, with non-elected bureaucrats, basically so that bureaucrats can do Congress's unconstitutional, unpopular legislative work for it.
From the accepted doctrine that the United States is a government of delegated powers, it follows that those not expressly granted, or reasonably to be implied from such as are conferred, are reserved to the states, or to the people. To forestall any suggestion to the contrary, the Tenth Amendment was adopted. The same proposition, otherwise stated, is that powers not granted are prohibited [emphasis added]. United States v. Butler, 1936.
This is because, by having bureaucrats do their dirty work for them with stolen state powers, uniparty lawmakers are able to keep their voting records clean.
And by keeping their voting records clean, crook lawmakers are able to fool low-information patriots, patriots who have probably never been taught about the federal government's constitutionally limited powers, into reelecting them over and over again.
In other words, by hiding behind unconstitutional federal regulatory agencies, Congress is not only allowing the federal government to be run with stolen state powers, but is wrongly nullifying voting power.
Patriots need to finish the job that they started when they elected Trump president.
More specifically, patriots now need to be making sure that there are plenty of state sovereignty-respecting, Trump-supporting patriot candidates on the 2018 primary ballots. Patriot candidates must commit to surrendering state powers that the feds have been stealing from the states back to the states.
Patriots then need to pink-slip career lawmakers by sending patriot candidate lawmakers to DC on election day.
And until the states wake up and repeal 17A, as evidenced by concerns about the integrity of the outcome of Alabama's and Pennsylvania's special elections, patriot candidates need to win elections by a large enough margin to compensate for possible deep state ballot box fraud and associated MSM scare tactics.
As I posted on another thread, our legion of federal “regulators” can only keep their jobs if they keep coming up with “regulations” for us to submit to.
This is one of the biggest problems the nation faces. Trump should put an end to this tyranny of the bureaucrats.
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