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Asking agencies to follow the rules isnít asking too much
Pacific Legal Foundation ^ | April 11, 2018 | Jonathan Wood

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.

That’s 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 PLF’s 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 Journal’s Kimberley Strassel described PLF’s 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.

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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

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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 so—their 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado; US: Kansas; US: New Mexico; US: Oregon; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: agenda21; bureaucrats; congress; cra; greatersagegrouse; grouse; sagegrouse; un; unagenda21
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1 posted on 04/15/2018 6:59:26 AM PDT by george76
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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.


2 posted on 04/15/2018 7:02:03 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: TEXOKIE; Whenifhow; Mr. Silverback; Alamo-Girl; cripplecreek; NoLibZone; Lucky9teen; Pete; ...

UN Agenda 21 ( Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)


3 posted on 04/15/2018 7:03:42 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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What happens if government employees become a tribe and decide you are a member of a different tribe that they hate?


4 posted on 04/15/2018 7:06:39 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: george76

Hopefully this will be the beginning of rolling back soe of the abuses here in CO.


5 posted on 04/15/2018 7:24:40 AM PDT by MileHi (Liberalism is an ideology of parasites, hypocrites, grievance mongers, victims, and control freaks.)
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“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!


6 posted on 04/15/2018 7:29:55 AM PDT by vette6387
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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.

7 posted on 04/15/2018 7:31:28 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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Congress needs to fumigate Obama’s “seventeen intelligence agencies”. They seem to have been infiltrated by America-hating, communist agents.


8 posted on 04/15/2018 7:35:43 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (#NotARussianBot)
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To: MileHi

That would be nice.


9 posted on 04/15/2018 7:36:01 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Thanks for posting!


10 posted on 04/15/2018 7:37:58 AM PDT by goodnesswins (There were 1.41 MILLION NON Profit orgs in 2013 with $1.73 TRILLION in REVENUE)
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To: blueunicorn6
What happens if government employees become a tribe and decide you are a member of a different tribe that they hate?

Andrew McCabe, Lois Lerner and Loretta Lynch were Chiefs in the regional DC Tribe - maybe we should ask them...

11 posted on 04/15/2018 7:38:28 AM PDT by GOPJ ( "Universities are becoming laughing stocks of intolerance." - Harvard professor Steven Pinker)
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To: goodnesswins

Thanks


12 posted on 04/15/2018 7:41:24 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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The Congressional Review Act is unequivocal. Agencies must submit every rule to Congress for review.

Next step: For each new rule passed, two must be repealed.

13 posted on 04/15/2018 7:41:54 AM PDT by JimRed ( TERM LIMITS, NOW! Build the Wall Faster! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
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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.


14 posted on 04/15/2018 7:48:03 AM PDT by Revolutionary ("Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition!")
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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:

https://www.ted.com/talks/george_monbiot_for_more_wonder_rewild_the_world

George Monbiot

TEDGlobal 2013

For more wonder, rewild the world


15 posted on 04/15/2018 8:11:56 AM PDT by MarchonDC09122009 (When is our next march on DC? When have we had enough?)
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To: george76

Please add me. Thanks!


16 posted on 04/15/2018 8:13:52 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: vette6387

Working on it. He has 6 offices, including DC, and no one will answer the phone at any of them. Worthless coward!


17 posted on 04/15/2018 8:27:31 AM PDT by MileHi (Liberalism is an ideology of parasites, hypocrites, grievance mongers, victims, and control freaks.)
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“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.


18 posted on 04/15/2018 8:27:51 AM PDT by Twotone
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The Congressional Review Act is unconstitutional for the following reason imo.

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.

The remedy …

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.

Hacking Democracy - The Hack

19 posted on 04/15/2018 8:36:00 AM PDT by Amendment10
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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.


20 posted on 04/15/2018 8:46:50 AM PDT by JennysCool
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