Editorial #302 Regulations and Constitutional Rights
There is a cancer that is destroying our Constitution and everything for which it stands. The cancer is regulations that result from select committees of congress that are legal workarounds of our constitutional rights and are nearly impossible to stop.
These committees are formed to study a very narrow and select issue with the intent to advance the politically correct agendas for the party in power. The House Committee on the January 6th demonstration is an example of this blatant abuse of power. They will study it until they find their enemy guilty, completely ignoring riots by their friends from BLM who have been destroying American cities for months.
These unelected bureaucrats and lawyers, who often have never worked in private industry or know anything about the industry they are regulating, dictate rules requiring changes in the way something is done. The Environmental Protection Agency and The Department of Energy are the classic examples with government prosecutors, who can persecute anyone by digging into their tax returns. None of these thugs would be able to survive the same scrutiny if it were focused on them.
A typical approach is to remove rights and enforce restriction on personal property involving water and land usage. Animal rights activist demand agriculture extend human rights types of protection on animals. This results in confusing codes requiring another bureaucracy for reporting, recording, publishing and collecting a tax they call fees. Their ultimate objective is limit the use of agriculture land to produce animal feed and outlaw the production of cattle and pigs for human consumption forcing society to be vegetarian, thus saving the planet from the hoax of man-made global warming.
These aggressive rules invades and removals of our constitutional rights, advancing their new world order by inflating the cost of doing business in the United States, with other countries having no such restrictions. These egregious regulations, cripple small businesses and farms in America. These bureaucrats are supposed to advance American interests, not handicap it.
The line between the good neighbor policy and a fair competitive advantage is being decided by “Big Brother”, who seem to have no national interest or patriotic loyalty. Anyone opposing the world domination they seek is a threat and a target.
Regulations regarding the pandemic, energy standards, tax law, water standards, land usage, health care, safety standards, farming practices and manufacturing standards all violate American life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, inherent in our core values of truth, fairness, self-reliance and integrity. They impose measures of which they completely ignore for themselves.
Agencies like the Federal Reserve, FBI and CIA are the science fiction characters of a world where even thinking about a crime would get you prosecuted and punished. Technology has been weaponized against freedom of speech and thought with “Big Tech” bureaucracies being allowed to “invade our privacy” as their secret weapon. This explains the rise in crypto currencies with the Federal Reserve considering a similar business model to eliminate competition and maintain control of monetary policy.
We are being forced to cower as our only defense to prevent us from landing in a headline. Now anything can be twisted to re-characterize our words into a crime.
Historically, our challenge has been to set a good example. Now that challenge includes removing those politicians and bureaucrats whose values are exactly opposite our standards of morality, integrity and virtue. They must also follow the “golden rule” and meet the same standards of conduct they are investigating. Few, if any, would survive such scrutiny.
Don’t throw stones if you live in a glass house. And, with the way regulations are evolving, regulators will soon try to outlaw rocks, too.
This is Keith Kube wishing you the best in making the world a better place.
Keith has a regular commentary on WJAG 780 radio at 7:40 on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Check his website www.keithkube.com for past editorials.