The objective of ELECT A NEW CONGRESS, and its website are to provide all 162,000,000 registered American voters the means to elect a new congress dedicated to restoring liberty.
Liberty is a catalyst whose contagion is immediate, the speed with which it changes government-spending habits being difficult to comprehend. In truth, Liberty has been so devoid in American life for these past 100 years, cognitively, it is beyond current perceptions.
Imagine oil sheen on a pan of water that makes contact with a drop of detergent. As quickly as the detergent has fallen, the oil will disperse and contract; its effect, instant, and in all directions. Such is the impact of Liberty unleashed on government. As a catalyst, it is the ultimate game changer.
Established in the first of this series On Liberty, the conversion of government to the rule of the people over their government, is solely dependent upon the restoration of the constitutional powers of Congress, back to the Congress, to be executed solely within the public forum.
Under a Liberty based government, entire departments, agencies, and quasi-government operations, both within and outside the Executive branch, are removed. This follows pretty closely with how Ron Paul wanted to slash government spending. It was RP’s best connection with America, because it is the only way to bring the nonexistent federal budget into balance and end the accelerating national debt.
This essay intends to explain why and how these proposals are attainable only through the catalyst of Liberty.
Constitutionally, agencies to be removed are identified by:
This immediate effect of a Liberty based federal government falls upon two species in government today. The first is Congress, and the second is every other governmental body, but Congress.
The primary cause for terminating an agency is because it has usurped and encroached upon a constitutional power of Congress (Art I). These powers are identified as those required to operate the financial and commercial machinery of the nation, whose purpose is to provide a stable environment for private business to conduct its transactions to create wealth in which all citizens enjoy.
These are common activities the public can identify with because they face the same business issues in their daily lives, albeit on a much smaller scale. It is this familiarity, which translates easily into the transparency the people require in order to provide their “Consent of the Governed”, (i.e. when the people rule over their government).
Congress, by taking back their powers, cause three (3) things happen.
1) The Imperial Presidency is dethroned. The power over war and military budgets will again become the power of Congress. Further, law by Presidential Decree is incompatible with a Liberty based government, as it abandons both the public forum and the people in its singular act. Except for special considerations, law by Presidential Decree is often grounds for impeachment.
2) Those powers specified to the Congress but currently assigned to federal agencies and private extra-legal corporations, will need to be absorbed back into the Congress. This would include the Commerce Department, any powers currently assigned to the World Trade Organization, and the orderly R&R of the Federal Reserve Bank.
The changes required to the orderly removal and replacement of the Federal
Reserve Bank alone will cut back the ability of the federal government to spend to
excess, because the mechanism to fund their excess will be reduced, as bonds will
No longer be considered a lendable reserve.
3) Congress will be forced by the constraints of time to relinquish those powers, which are in reality powers that belong to the states, returning those powers to the states in accordance with the 10th Amendment. In reality, this is not an extreme
measure, because most of these powers allotted to the states, the states are already
performing at the intrusion of redundant federal agencies.
This brings us to the issue of those agencies intruding upon the states with redundant and inefficient federal meddling.
The problem with, and the answer to everything else, is ultimately the same.
The obvious problem is that federal agencies have encroached upon the powers of Congress and the states by enacting legislation. These are clear violations against the power and authority of the Legislative branch, and together doubly deny these agencies life. The agencies targeted for extinction are Commerce, the EPA, HUD, ED, and the administration of the lobbyist encumbered Obama Care, et al. Any remnant left of these federal agencies would exist simply as a liaison between the Congress and the states.
Their staff, and more importantly their budgets, will be gone.
The problem is not their original intent. As a rule, each agency was created by an altruistic crusade, but diverted by the influence of unprincipled men, as the nature of man renders, sooner than later, a conflict of interest against the nation. It is far better, and more efficient, to allow 50 states to govern when altruism is brought this close to the people. Allowed to mature, each state will lift and lead each other as they develop and share new and better ideas. There will be plenty of competition, and improvements will come quickly.
What will slow down, will be the ability of Lobbyists to manipulate 50 states whereas now they manipulate but one, Washington D.C.
Congress may legislate broadly based laws in order to attain national interests, but their administration will be performed in the realm of the states, much as it is being done today, but now without the micro management of the federal government.
This is what makes the restoration of the powers of the states so simple; they are already executing these powers. So returning the powers of the states under the 10th Amendment is not only logical, but quite doable.
Recently, there was a flurry of social media alerts to action against the EPA and their intention to confirm the use of neonicatoid pesticides by (who else), Monsanto. This despite growing empirical proof that these same neonictoids will continue the killing all the bees and butterfly’s in Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), that Monsanto is currently killing with its herbicide Round-Up, and seeks to compound with new pesticides. *
As bad as this pending action by the EPA is, what is most damning were the efforts of some U.S. Senators petitioning the EPA to not act hastily in giving an O.K. to neonicatoid pesticides. I applaud the Senators, because pesticides and herbicides are killing and weakening beehives so that they are susceptible to Foul Brood CCD. Both bee and butterfly populations have crashed nationwide, all too reminiscent of Rachel Carson’s,” Silent Spring”.
Yet where but in hell does a United States Senator need to petition the EPA to retract a law that is the power of Congress to begin with? How can a United States Senator be powerless to act upon essentially a federally legislative act not discussed, compromised, and voted upon in the public forum as required by our United States Constitution?
It’s not only absolutely insane, it is unconstitutional. Here is a prime example of the powers of Congress, having been re-assigned to the EPA, which then makes decisions sequestered behind closed doors under the influence of lobbyists of the same stripe of “cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men” that President Washington referred to in his Farewell Address to the Nation.
Imagine, 216 years later, man is still a crook, but not only are politicians for sale, so are their bureaucrats.
How far we’ve come.
Certainly the EPA was conceived and wrapped in the finest cloth and purpose when it was created, but in its assignment of the powers of Congress, the EPA, as all usurping agents must, inevitably fail. They can’t help it, its baked into the cake and is systemic. The EPA and other agencies like it have become part of , “the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed”.
This is the unavoidable danger, which without question always leads to tyranny. In the EPA’s case, it is to save the environment. ED? To rescue education that remains in a downward spiral. HUD? Never have there been more empty and dilapidated houses in America with more people living on the street.
What was once again a noble cause has decayed into the inevitable abuse and national demoralization. It is not the exception, it is the rule.
Still, the mother of all constitutional insults is the Federal Reserve Bank, the enabler of runaway government spending and the insolvent 2B2Fail banks, operated by the banksters that buy Congress and the President in anticipation of every election cycle and all the events in-between, and it goes on 24/7.
With the eradication of these entire agencies, also gone are their budgets. War powers returned to the Congress, will end the foreign policy of neo-cons. With Congress now focused on their constitutional powers and their duty, irresponsible budgets without the Consent of the Governed become nearly impossible.
The demise of the Federal Reserve Bank means the end of the insolvent 2B2Fail banks, the support of Shadow banking, and Wall Street’s undue influence and support of their lobbyists (nicknamed “The Blob” in Washington D.C.), that buy, influence, lobby, and write legislation in order to maintain their parasitic strangle-hold upon the entire nation.
Again, it is the well-intended re-assignments of the constitutional powers of the Congress and the 50 States, whose assignment and usurpation have thus created “the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed”.
And in America, it is our free government and our freedom that is being destroyed.
America and the American people have been driven into “Perpetual Depression”.
The only way to stop this spiral and restore America, is to remove the extra-legal and unconstitutional re-assignment of the powers over the constitutional mechanisms of our Constitution, and place them all back to the Congress and the State legislatures, where they belong. Only thus, can these powers be performed fully within the wholesome introduction, debate, compromise, and vote exclusive to the public forum. Only thus can America generate the transparency the people require in order to provide the true “Consent of the Governed”, by which the people then rule over their government.
This is the definition of Liberty. Without these restraints and the usurping agencies intact, the government rules the people and so defines tyranny, as America continues to sink deeper into the void of fiscal abyss.
Liberty and its economic model, a language foreign to economists, is the only way out of the Recession/Depression cycle America is in today. It is the only way to cut government spending, prevent the cancer of inflation, halt the ever-increasing expansion of government regulation, and the predations of Wall Street. Liberty is the only answer to the deliverance of America from the cycle of “Perpetual Recession/Depression”, that has become our future, which has gripped and cripples the nation.
Revolution is defined as the government’s bankruptcy of its people and is the deadly road upon which only Liberty can provide an answer. Realizing that America’s ruling oligarchs have placed the Presidency outside the reach of the people, we Americans must focus on retaking the Congress, which is where the true power in our Constitution resides.
Hence, Elect A New Congress, the super pac for all the American people. We are here, we will not go away, and we will be heard.
Serfs Up America!
*This was addressed by this site in an earlier blog reporting on the Illinois USDA’s Gestapo assault upon Professor Terry Ingram’s bee keeping farm in Apple River, IL. http://www.naturalnews.com/035920_beekeeper_Illinois_raid.html.