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Marie Lozito


April 16, 2012

Marie Lozito is a Registered Nurse, Licensed Massage Therapist, wife, mother, grandmother and life-long conservative. She wrote a text on medical massage and taught at New York College of Health Professions. 

Interested in, and observing politics since 1960, she ran for elected office in 2010. 

 

Who Makes the Laws? part 3

In the last two articles, we looked at who the Constitution empowers to make laws (the Legislature) and who is actually making the laws – the Legislature, the Judiciary, the Executive and the bureaucracy. The primary cause of this change is the Progressive philosophy which basically says “the end justifies the means”. In other words, it’s alright to do something wrong as long as it’s for a “good” reason. Add that philosophy to the Hegel Historicists' desire for a strong central government and over the course of time you can erode even the best form of government.

The problem with having a strong central government is that the people in charge are only human. The idealistic and naïve thought of the Progressives that an administrative state would be impartial, non-political and always aim for the good of all has been shown to be false everywhere it has been tried around the world. The Progressives believe that individuals are not capable of self-governance, that you and I are not capable of taking care of ourselves and being responsible for the consequences of our actions. They also don’t believe we are capable of taking care of our families, our neighbors or our communities. They think they should be in charge so that we do the “right” things. No matter how nicely they say it, or how well they cloak their real intentions in charitable and kind terms, they want to control us. 

To these people the Constitution is a hindrance. It limits their power over us. The way they have handled this problem is to develop a culture that tolerates the rulers ignoring the Constitution, violating it and bypassing it with unconstitutional actions, laws and regulations. This culture was developed by dumbing down the education system so that the people learned and understood less and less about the Founding Principles, the Constitution and their rights and responsibilities in the society, by teaching the Progressive philosophy about a the benefits of a powerful and “caring” government to the students at the same time as the idea of right and wrong was being altered with moral relativism (the end justifies the means). Once this altered culture was established, it became easy to accomplish Progressive goals. Whatever you couldn’t accomplish through Constitutional means, you could accomplish with unconstitutional means.

The Judiciary: Federal judges are appointed not elected. They have no accountability to the people. There is absolutely no representation of the people by the judges. Through the appointment of judges with Progressive beliefs, you get judges who are willing to ignore their sworn oath to perform their duties “under the Constitution and laws of the United States.” Instead, these activist judges issue judgments based on their beliefs or on foreign laws. This creates the desired change because of legal precedent. (There are several books written about this problem with the judiciary!) Activist judges exceed their Constitutional authority by making law, a power assigned exclusively to the Legislature. They take power away from the people by making law which does not have the consent of the people. They also take power away from the individual states by absorbing authority that the Constitution reserved for the states.

The Executive: When the President assumes the office he takes this oath, “I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.” We have had several Progressive presidents, starting with Woodrow Wilson. All of them have moved the Progressive agenda forward. Sometimes they move it by promoting legislation under the cloak of kindness (the government taking care of “it” – whatever problem “it” is.), other times by Executive Order. This President, however, is the boldest and the most radical in pushing the agenda. Some examples of his unconstitutional behavior are:

- Filling positions that are constitutionally subject to Senate approval with “recess appointments” (when the Senate is not in recess) and with “czars” not vetted or approved by the Senate.

- He ordered the EPA to use regulations to implement key portions of the Cap and Trade Bill after it failed to pass Congress. (President Obama himself admitted that this will force energy prices to skyrocket.)

- He ordered the FCC to adopt regulations giving it control of the internet and giving him authority to shut down the internet (the “kill switch”) despite the Supreme Court saying the FCC had no authority to do this.

- He has issued several Executive Orders that have given him and members of his administration (unelected bureaucrats) unprecedented and unconstitutional powers. Most recently he gave himself the power to declare a national emergency in times of peace. Once the national emergency is declared, different agencies are given control over: all water resources; all material services and facilities, including construction materials; all forms of civilian transportation; food resources and facilities, livestock plant health resources, and the domestic distribution of farm equipment; all health resources; and, over all forms of energy. 

The Executive has unconstitutionally taken power from the Legislature, the people and the states. This Executive, President Obama, has laid the groundwork for an oligarchy, a tyranny of the few over the many.

All this damage to the structure and function of our government and we haven’t even spoken about the bureaucracy yet! …to be continued…

 

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