American Citizens Must Regain Legislative Representation

Student of the history of Liberty Lord John Acton famously said “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” With this in mind, as Free American Citizens we owe ourselves dutiful attention to the safeguarding of our Liberties. This seems an extraordinary task when we consider the behemoth government has become. It is in consideration of our Freedoms that we reach for what most Americans consider the baseline for the measurement of Liberty, our Federal and State Constitutions. The essence of Political Liberty is self-governance, and this can only be accomplished through interacting with our elected representatives. Americans tend to think we have three branches of government, the legislative, executive, and judicial, however, we have become the Captives of the Administrative. Our Legislative Representatives have over time lost sight of this one particular important point in representation - they are to represent their constituents, and guard our right to meaningfully address those agencies that proliferate and promulgate law through their rule-making authority. This authority has been operating without check and oversight for far too long, leading to the serious quandary of the absolute power of the unelected and the unaccountable, the agencies. As author Philip Hamburger of Columbia Law School shines a light on the constitutionality of Administrative Law, he points out "Administrative adjudication evades almost all of the procedural rights guaranteed under the Constitution. It subjects Americans to adjudication without real judges, without juries, without grand juries, without full protection against self-incrimination, and so forth. Please read the thoughtful and informative Imprimis publication "The History and Danger of Administrative Law" for an insightful point of view from September, 2014.

November 30, 2014