America over run by the Administrative State

Excellent article in the Sept. 2014 Imprimis by Hillsdale College

To be precise, Americans established the Constitution to be the source of all government power and to bar any absolute power. Nonetheless, absolute power has come back to life in common law nations, including America...

But read the Constitution. The Constitution’s very first substantive words are, “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States.” The word “all” was not placed there by accident. The Framers understood that delegation had been a problem in English constitutional history, and the word “all” was placed there precisely to bar it...

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... Administrative adjudication thus becomes an open avenue for evasion of the Bill of Rights...

We should demand rule through law and rule under law.

Law is King! No one is above it.

September 2014 "The History and Danger of Administrative Law" Philip Hamburger Columbia Law School emphasis added.

Hillsdale College

Original publishing date: 2014-10-08 20:32:43 -0500