Now let's eyeball more violations of the power we
granted to the legislative branch. Let me point out that the
'descriptions' of some of these rogue outfits comes from
publications which are enthralled by their power and duties.
In the following cases, it comes from Black's Law Dictionary,
(5th ed.) Naturally, a legal publication is going to paint a
glowing picture because only lawyers should be reading this.
For starters, how about an outfit called OSHA or Office
of Safety and Health Administration. Established in 1970 and
enforced by the Secretary of Labor, OSHA develops and
promulgates occupational safety and health standards;
develops and issues regulations; conducts investigations and
inspections to determine the status of compliance with safety
and health standards and regulations and issues citations and
proposes penalties for noncompliance with safety and health
standards and regulations. (Whoopee)
These are the powers granted to this creep outfit by
the Congress under the statute. Now just a damn minute . . .
where did they find permission in the document for these
powers of inspection, citations and so forth? They're NOT
THERE by any stretch of your imagination! Another one of
these deals that they figure we won't mind because they are
taking care of us. They have our safety and comfort in mind.
If you believe that, I have a piece of ocean front property
in Arizona that I would like to sell . . .
By what right does any government inspector come into a
private company to tell him what they are doing 'wrong?'
And then tell him to correct it or fine him for noncom-
pliance with their regulations. They tell the owner of the
company, right up front, that he can expect a fine of $7,000
to $70,000 the first time they come to inspect. Talk about
sticking it to us!
Did you suspect that the corporation was endangering
their employees and tell the US government to "go get them?"
Certainly not. This is just more control over the people of
this country. These inspections are blatant violations of
rights we have under the Constitution and come under the
police powers which the government does not have.
What is it the Fourth Amendment says? "The right of the
people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and
effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall
not be violated . . ." This only becomes operational IF they
suspected a crime had been committed. Have they just wiped
it off the books? This was included because the colonists
suffered from British agents coming into a home or business
and issuing what they called Writs of Assistance. It was
simply a form he had, he filled in the name of the person he
wanted to harass, and he could go in and look or inspect
anything he wanted. Sounds pretty outlandish but in reality,
it's no different today. We don't need another fourth
amendment, we need to force these clowns to obey our
Some citizens might feel that some good has been done by
OSHA but allowing government to exceed our granted powers is
illegal. No matter what or how much 'good' has been done, to
allow this is breaking the law. That means we have become
an accessory to violating our fundamental law. To allow for
such inspections, the basic document has to be amended or the
practices must stop.
Another organization which has assumed the right to
interfere with our lives is the EPA, Environmental Protection
Agency. Of course, it is for our own good. --- isn't it?
Without our grant of power, it certainly is not for our own
good! It is just another seizure of unconstitutional power.
Wonder what their budget over the years has been?
The EPA was created (wow) in 1970 to permit coordinated
and effective governmental action on behalf of the environ-
ment. (That ought to send shivers up your spine.) EPA
endeavors to abate and control pollution systematically, by
proper integration of a variety of research, monitoring,
standard setting, and enforcement activities.
1970 must have been a bad year for us. All sorts of
illegal legislation got past us.
The EPA has determined that you and I are polluting the
atmosphere with our automobiles so we have to have all sorts
of added contraptions installed on them. Who gave them the
right to decide this? First, all these items run the cost of
the vehicle upwards. Secondly, there is no hard proof that
our cars are causing all the problems they cite.
It has been determined by scientific study that one good
belch of a volcano can throw more pollutants in the atmo-
sphere than all cars combined. Why don't they outlaw
It has been proven that the so called catalytic con-
verters on our cars spew out huge amounts of sulfuric acid
and a new study suggests that these converters are a cause of
They create more problems than they solve. All without
authority to tell us what we have to have on our cars, or
what type of gasoline we have to burn in our engines. Did
you agree to give them the right to make such decisions?
This is an exercise of the police powers which we did not
grant to the national government.
Nevertheless, they are doing it and we allow the
exercise to continue. This is a state function but often the
states are accused by the EPA of violating EPA regulations.
See how the role of the national government to the state
governments has been reversed? From where do they assume
such powers? That country bumpkin syndrome again . . . just
who are you to challenge us or question our power?
We have contaminated and radioactive dump sites all over
the country and the EPA, along with their super cleanup fund
continues to sit on their rumps. But now, to show you and me
their concern and that they are busy with the environment,
they have completed a study to prove that second-hand smoke
causes cancer. These yoyo's are so illegal they don't know
what to do to show us their existence is justified. Shades
of Love Canal . . . More of our illegally seized tax dollars
Now, the 'brilliant' legislators in Congress passed a
new regulatory bill called the 'Clean Air Act'. This was
ramrodded (mostly without debate) through the Senate by a
jerk named George Mitchell. This one is guaranteed to drive
many businesses out of business. It was designed to do just
that! The paperwork required for the use of any one of 191
'pollutants' commonly used will require them to hire lawyers
and scientists. Any how many do you think will be able to
handle the 10,000 to $15,000 costs?
As an example, any small increase or change in emissions
-- such as from red to green paint -- EPA officials are
demanding that companies give regulators 45 days notice,
allowing for public hearings where zealots could object and
ask (willing) regulators to block them. Nothing has ever
before hit business with such sweeping power to strangle it
in a morass of red tape and extremist controls.
The clean air info was gleaned from an article in The
New American magazine by Jane H. Ingraham. It was the April
20, 1992 issue and I recommend each of my readers to find a
copy. The entire article is an exceptional piece of work.
Minimum wages. . Just where does the government find the
delegated right to establish a minimum wage? Who are they to
tell an American business owner that they have to pay their
employees a certain wage? Have they just assumed this power
because it is for our own good? Do you suspect it may have
to do with the idea that it has to be to conform with what a
private corporation (Federal Reserve) has determined is the
value of that dollar in our pockets? That these two items
need to go hand in hand? It is a more logical explanation.
Can you imagine how many people in our country are out
of work because someone in Washington has decided they cannot
work for less than a pre-specified salary? Some people I
would grant you would not work for a minimum wage primarily
because of the attractiveness of welfare payments. I mean,
"Why work for peanuts when I can receive the same as a
handout from the government?" We all know that person.
While you are checking for some of the authorities we
are citing, see if you can find any mention that the feds can
dole out money as welfare payments. Snicker . . . snicker.
How many are proud people who would work for any wage so
they can feel they are supporting themselves and their
families? How many years did this country prosper before the
government illegally stuck their noses into every facet of
People in this country have been noted for their work
ethic in the past. What has happened to this drive?
Stories are many where people would prefer to beg than be on
the public dole.
Slowly this drive has lessened. Now we have big brother
coming in and also telling us that we cannot work unless we
are paid a certain wage. Employers will be fined if the
minimum is not observed. Just where does big brother get off
telling any citizen they have to pay a certain wage for an
employee? They have no right for such a determination . . .
Yet they do it and we allow it. More exercise in control.
But, hey man, it's for our own good and look at all the
jobs the government is creating. We all know that the
government creates nothing. Headaches, maybe . . . ulcers,
probably. Anything beneficial for other than themselves?
Never happen Jose! With all these people occupied in jobs
which spend money without authority, is it any wonder there
is a tremendous drain on the public treasury? Deficits don't
just happen, they are created by the jerks in Congress.
There is another illegal group headquartered in
Washington which is so important they can tell us it is
dangerous to ride bicycles. They have spent thousands of
dollars on a study to determine if riding bicycles is risky.
Surprisingly, they found it can be dangerous. Isn't that
brilliant? This outfit is called the Consumer Product Safety
This outfit was established (not created) in October
1972. The primary responsibility of the commission is for
establishing mandatory product safety standards, where appro-
priate, to reduce the unreasonable risk of injury to
consumers from consumer products. It also has the authority
to ban hazardous consumer products and to conduct extensive
research on consumer product standards, engage in broad
consumer and industry information and education programs.
(Nearly makes you want to stand up and salute, doesn't it?
Took my breath away when I read that.)
Must be some really bright people working there. Some
of their television releases deserve to be on prime time as
comedy shows! I wonder how much of our tax dollars has been
spent on this unauthorized commission since its beginning?
Do you find any permission in the Constitution to spend money
on an outfit like this one? It's not there.
And they will tell you what size of a toy will fit in a
baby's mouth. Out of curiosity I wonder if babies mouths are
all the same size?
Oh, you say they are doing it for our own good, they are
protecting us from ourselves. They're taking care of us from
the cradle to the grave now. Drivel! Just more control.
Who gave them the authority to make these decisions? We
didn't give them permission to exceed the jurisdiction we
granted to them.
Yet they do exist and they are spending money without
authorization and are interfering with the lives of citizens
where they have no right.
Have you ever wondered why we need the government to
tell us that the cost of transportation, gasoline, food or
housing has gone up or down the previous month? You can't
tell when you go to the store or gas station that it takes
more to buy the same items than it did last month?
First, if we had a currency based on gold (honest money)
as is required in the Constitution, there wouldn't be any
change. Yet we do have a private corporation telling us the
value of our money. (Read the Money Managers in Volume 1)
Perhaps that is the reason the government feels we should be
told where changes have occurred.
Obviously, they have no authority to spend the money
for a special division in the Labor Department which watches
prices and reports what the Consumer price index is for the
preceding month. Of what importance are these figures other
than to hoodwink the citizen into believing the work they do
They take a great deal of delight in throwing statistics
around the media. . Housing starts down 3.1%; income of
Americans up .07%; interest rates down this month (and you
still pay 16% to buy an automobile); unemployment up .05%,
etc. What rubbish!
The Labor Department is authorized in Article II as a
principal office of the executive department. However, the
only purpose for the department is to advise the president on
labor matters when he requests such information. What busi-
ness do they have reporting what prices do or don't do?
They have none.
Since government has no power to interfere in our lives,
the only 'labor' the department could be concerned with is
the people who work for the federales. They would have a
hell of a job justifying the existence of such an outfit!
It is just another exercise of power which has not been
delegated by the people and another tremendous waste of
public funds. After all, look at all the jobs they are
creating. Of powers that were granted to the legislative
branch in the basic Constitution, there was also included a
specific list of restrictions, things which were verboten to
One power we did grant to the national government is to
"regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the
several states. . ." Can you read anything in that authority
for the government to be in business in competition with free
Where do they find the right to run the railroads? Is
the operation of AMTRAK a constitutional exercise of
authority from us? Or dams such as the Tennessee Valley
Authority which means the sale of electric power? Or special
airlines which operate under the CIA? (That outfit again!)
Then we have an organization called the Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation. How come? How about the Farm and
Home Administration? Big Brother can administer farms and
homes? Since when? Did we tell them they could establish
all these illegal organizations? Are they doing it for our
good or for their own good?
How about the Securities and Exchange Commission? Just
another seizure of unauthorized power? By what right? All
these 'outfits' operate under statutes which they feel gives
them jurisdiction. These statutes are all outside the power
we granted for this business of government. That being the
case, they DO NOT have jurisdiction to do anything. They
are interfering in our lives with powers we did not grant in
the basic document. Speaking of illegal letters, check on
the illegality of a couple more . . . FCC and the FAA.
We can go on down the list of these 'independent
agencies', all under control of the White House, and we will
not find ANY constitutional permission for their existence.
We are getting the royal shaft in grand style.
James Madison was unmistakably clear when he wrote in
the Federalist Papers that the powers granted to the central
government by the proposed constitution are few and defined.
(Paper No. 45) The powers are so few that they placed a
command in the constitution that Congress had to meet at
least once a year. (Art I, Sec 4)
Remember what the Tenth Amendment says. . "The powers
not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor
prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States
respectively or to the People." Say, is it plain that they
cannot assume any powers?
The ONLY time the word 'regulation' appears in the
entire constitution is in Article I where Congress is given
the right to alter regulations concerning the time, place and
manner of holding elections of Senators and Representatives.
They also have the duty to make regulations for the land and
naval forces. And we already pointed out to 'regulate
commerce'. There is NOT A WORD anywhere that they can make
any sort of a regulation where they can control American
people, businesses or the economy. NO WHERE!
We have picked through several areas where we have
found no authority to disburse public funds and we'll find
many more. I'm sure we'll miss many also. How many illegal
organizations can you find which we have missed?
Time is drawing short for us to rein in this abuse of
power before they will be telling us not only how much pay we
should be getting but where we should work and live. And
this, my friends, is a lot closer than you think! (This has
been covered in the chapter Martial Law)
An area where the Congress has ignored its duty is in
the area of post offices. They are required to establish
post offices, nevertheless we have a 'government corpora-
tion' running the postal service. What do they mean, a
government corporation? Not a word authorizes government
They determine the cost of our stamps and the cost of
mailings, not the Congress. Congress approves any increase
in postage costs but that is only window dressing. Do you
think it's because the postal service is a headache? If it's
a problem, we simply establish a commission of some sort and
let them run it . . . the hell with the constitutional
requirement. I guess it would probably interfere with all
the fun they are having?
Let's take a look at another area where they act without
our authority . . . Off budget spending. This is stuff where
they do what they want without any regard for the public
They have an agency called the Federal Financing Bank
which has quadrupled in size in the last ten years. Federal
loans and guaranteed loans now exceed $100 billion. Where
do they get this power? From us? Not likely. This goes on
quietly without letting anyone know. Why should you or I
interfere with such a good deal?
Borrowing by other federally sponsored 'enterprises' now
exceeds $300 billion. How about that? What happened to the
requirement that a regular statement of expenditures must be
published from time to time? Is it really true that American
citizens are stupid and they don't want to get us upset?
Write our elected people and ask about these illegal
operations. This must come to a screeching halt!
We must all get involved and really flood these clowns
in Congress with millions of letters, phone calls and
petitions for redress. It will take millions to get their
attention. You don't think Mitchell would pay any notice to
a couple hundred letters? Thousands might make him take a
look. What is the alternative?
Is our Constitution really dead? Do you think now it is
time for a change to restore our government to the way it was
intended? What will be left for our kids and grand kids in
the future if we allow this to continue today? NOTHING . . .
and I guarantee it!