Originally Posted by KalashnikovJosh
I know what there ought to be a law about.
For every law they make,they must cite the specific powers granted them by the applicable jurisdictional grant of authority.
This means the feds should have to cite the powers granted to enact said law in the Constitution,and the states must do so with the state Constitution and the federal Constitution where applicable,and local municipalities must go so far as to justify even their charter where applicable.
I suggest this be an amendment to the bill of rights,with a preamble to the effect of "in order to protect the people from an expanse of ridiculous "laws" not authorized by the power granted a limited by law government....."
Its a good concept but the judicial branch interprets the constitution. Do you really want congress declaring what is and isn't constitutional?
It would open up a need for judicial review before a bill could even be voted on. Is that what your getting at?
All the bills written clearly state who is in charge of enacting the law and/or enforcing it. problem is, alot of time those agencies pop up out of thin air. HS comes to mind.
The problem is also that the system works in their favor. What other job can you get just by bashing the current employee? then f**k everything up and have it happen to you. Accountability has become a fantasy, replaced by our country doing perpetual damage control.
These a holes need to be kept on their toes and we've tried threatening them with elections but what does that do? they constantly campaign for their jobs instead of doing what we hired them to do.
Now Im rambling. Not saying there isn't a real solution or that your idea's not in the right direction. Just sayin.