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The Passage of the 16th and 17th Amendments in 1913 Laid the Foundation for Our Doom
The 16th amendment gave the federal government the right to tax income. This gave them the right to confiscate an unending amount of society’s money [called their fair share] and spend it like drunken sailors. That turned the federal government into an insatiable beast that can never be fed to satisfaction, creating debt that is threatening the stability of our great nation and the world.
The 17th amendment changed how Senators are chosen. The Founding Fathers were determined to prevent the federal government from becoming an all too powerful entity that was centralized and out of control. In order to do this, they created a government that wasn’t supposed to do very much, creating a true balance of power between the central government and the state governments. In those days, the word ‘state’ didn’t mean province; it meant an independent nation. So the Senators were chosen by the state governments to be ambassadors to the federal government in order to stop power-grabbing by the central government.
After the passage of the 17th Amendment, they would be elected by popular vote, exactly what the Founding Fathers wanted to avoid ⏤ because that was already what the House of Representatives was for. That amendment destroyed the balance of power ⏤ the 10th Amendment notwithstanding. (The 10th says that the federal government has only those powers enumerated by the Constitution).
As long as the 17th exists, the 10th is meaningless. By misusing the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution, the federal government can overturn any local authority and individual rights guaranteed under the Constitution.
“The deterioration of the Constitution’s separation of, and balance of, powers means that regulators and bureaucrats now make most laws……The executive branch increasingly imposes its will: President Obama and his administration repeatedly say they are not going to wait for Congress……”
What about the Supreme Court? Don’t they understand how the Commerce Clause is being misused? Until the Rehnquist court in 1995, SCOTUS never saw a law that exceeded Congress’s power under the Commerce Clause for sixty years. In fact, they held the view that no matter how slight the impact might be on commerce, it would now be subject to federal control. If there ever was a system for abuse and tyranny, this was it, and now the states were powerless to do anything about it.
For anyone trying to research just how many regulations become attached to any federal law, we wish you luck, and a lot of time. You will find it’s very difficult. For instance, the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 (CRA), passed by Jimmy Carter and ultimately the cause of the housing bubble that collapsed in 2008, causing a worldwide recession.
As best as we can tell, there were 25 regulations attached to that law, but that’s deceptive because, under each regulation, there are Subparts and Appendices, which expands the impact of each regulation. In effect, each regulation, or rule, becomes part of a maze of rules and regulations, all presented as “explanations”.
The ultimate and actual number of regulations? Who knows ⏤ we doubt anyone knows for sure. Rule 25 of CRA had five Subparts and two Appendices. That’s seven additional components, i.e., “explanations”, which are, in reality, new laws passed by unelected bureaucrats.
Let’s assume that is typical for each CRA regulation, we can now multiply those 25 regulations by seven and we get 175 “explanations”. Those “explanations” are now what we are absolutely required to follow in order to comply with one rule of one new federal law. When you get involved with environmental laws, the numbers are off the charts, and hard to track, and we’re sure there are far more than five Subparts and two Appendices attached to each regulation. However, for analysis purposes, let’s call this the “seven parts per regulation rule.”
Remember those 63,284 rules imposed on the nation between 1989 and 2002 from part one? Using the “seven parts per regulation rule” that gives us 449,988 “explanations” that must be followed.
In 2020 there were 178 federal laws passed with 3354 regulations. That’s about 19 regulations per law, but that doesn’t include the Sections, Subsections and Appendices, which no one lists. You have to actually find the law and follow the “eyes rolling back into your head” tedium to get that answer.
However, if we make a broad assumption using the “seven parts per regulation rule” for each regulation, that turns those 19 regulations into 133 “explanations” that are, in fact, laws. If there are an average of 8, it becomes 152. Nine becomes 171. Suppose the actual number is fifteen? That translates into 285 “explanations” that “must” be followed to be in compliance with federal law. That makes them de-facto laws never passed by Congress, and the “administrative state” is now in charge, not Congress. Do you doubt that?
If you analyze the chart above, we find that since 2003 Congress passed 3319 laws, and the bureaucrats have created 65,582 rules averaging approximately 25 rules per law. Using the “seven parts per regulation rule,” we now have 459,074 explanations that are often contradictory and absolutely complicated. More interpretations, clarifications, and explanations will follow as the years go by. If we assume it could be 15 parts per rule, we get a mind-boggling 983,730 “explanations”. All of which are mandatory, and worse yet:
At least 4,450 federal crimes are embedded in those laws and regulations (with some 500 new crimes added per decade) – often for minor infractions like failing to complete or file precisely correct paperwork for selling orchids or importing wood for guitars. Neither inability to understand complex edicts, lack of knowledge that they could possibly exist, nor absence of intent to violate them is a defense, and the “crime” can bring military swat teams through doors and land “violators” in prison for months or years.
The administrative state’s battle for dominance over the Congress and the nation is a fait accompli!
No one can fix this piecemeal because it is a foundational issue, and until that foundational problem is recognized, it will never be solved. The foundational issue is the passage of the 16th and 17th Amendments.
Carthage Must Be Destroyed!
Roman Senator Cato the Elder was born in 234 BC and believed that Carthage was too dangerous to be allowed to exist. Therefore he gave speeches ending in the phrase [no matter the topic of the speech] “Carthago delenda est”, “Carthage Must be Destroyed”.
The 16th and 17th amendments are our modern Carthage ⏤ too dangerous to exist. This is foundational. The only fix is the repeal of the 16th and 17th amendments. After that, everything else will fall into place. But first, we must be willing to recognize that the 16th and 17th amendments are the enemy!
Our modern Carthage!
Sedecim et septemdecim delenda est!
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