For over 100 years, Congress has given away too many of their constitutional powers to the Executive, through the formation of agencies and departments that end up creating the vast majority of laws. The FDA, EPA, IRS, DHS, DOJ, TSA, CIA, etc. have too much power. We need to demand Congress take back their power and not let unelected bureaucrats create so much law.
And the over-regulation and abuse by bureaucrats at the federal level has seeped into every facet of government, down to your local town council, who wield the power to kill your livelihood with glee.
But to fight this culture of corruption and abuse, we’re starting at the source: the monolithic bureaucracy found in Washington, D.C.
In some cases, American citizens are not allowed to appeal the actions against them by an agency to the courts. They must go through an administrative hearing, which is run by the agency. In 2016, the Supreme Court ruled 8-0 that individuals who have been alerted they are subject to the Clean Water Act may challenge the determination in court. The fact that this needed to be adjudicated in the U.S. is incredibly disturbing.
Americans need to fight back against the gross over-regulating we see in our federal, state, and local governments.
From the FCC’s net neutrality rules to any number of erroneous regulations the EPA institutes, Americans are subjected to an ever increasing number of new regulations that are adding to the cost of everything they buy. Business owners must constantly update their policies and procedures to “fix” problems they never knew existed in their business. Congress passing the REINS Act is a good first start.