January 13, 2017
“The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the Federal Government, are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State Governments are numerous and indefinite.” James Madison, Federalist Papers #45
The United States Constitution is a limiting document. It gives the federal government vast powers in foreign affairs but very limited powers in domestic affairs. This was done for a reason, to the greatest extent possible to protect the people from tyranny. Or, as the Founding Fathers put it, we just got rid of one King and we do not want another.
The correct procedure when the federal government wishes to assume a power it has not been given by the Constitution is for a Constitutional Amendment that allows the federal government to assume that power. Since the Amendment process was made very difficult (for a reason) by the authors of the Constitution this process is never followed. The federal government simply and illegally takes over the power and no one even attempts to stop them. This has led to the gigantic leviathan known as the federal government that wants to control all aspects of your life and that will ultimately eliminate your freedom. It is almost a certainty that well over 95% of the people in America believe that the federal government can pass any type of law they may desire and that that law overrules State law – this is simply not true.
I will give you below a short list of some things the federal government does that are unconstitutional and are therefore illegal. Some of these things are not necessarily bad and perhaps it would be best if the federal government continue doing some of them but the fact remains that they have never received the proper constitutional authority to do them. This is only a short list so you may get the flavor of it, it is not all encompassing.
*** Almost all the functions of the Department of Education including (but not limited to) Student Loans, Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, the “No Child Left Behind” Act, etc., etc., etc.
*** Almost all of the functions of the Department of Health and Human Services including (but not limited to) Medicare, the Affordable Care Act (unconstitutional in spite of what the Supreme Court said), etc., etc.
*** Almost all of the functions of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The federal government has almost no authority here whatsoever. The federal government has no authority to loan people money to buy houses and urban development is a function of the State involved.
*** The federal minimum wage is unconstitutional.
*** The Federal Aviation Administration.
*** The Wilderness Act of 1964.
*** Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
*** The National Labor Relations Board.
I have given you just a few examples to highlight the enormity of this problem. Suffice it to say that any business that operated like the federal government would quickly go bankrupt.
Lewis Shupe, Founder
U.S. Freedom Army