One of the central ideas of the American system of government is
completely ignored by most politicians today. This idea is central;
this idea is ignored.
The idea is this: government only has the powers which are given to it
by The People. The People give powers to the government in the
Constitution. If The People haven't given any powers to the government in
the Constitution, then the government doesn't have those powers.
Government only has those powers which have been delegated to it by The
People through the Constitution.
Once Congress has been delegated a power by The People, Congress cannot
delegate that power to another branch of government.
Congress has not only assumed powers which were not delegated to it in
the Constitution, it has delegated those unconstitutional powers to
bureaucracies, and this delegation of powers undermines the Constitutional
structure of our government.
In fact, America's Founding Fathers would passionately agree with this
claim: We no longer live under the Constitution, with its three
branches of government. Political scientists would agree: We live under an