- Dec 1, 2010
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The courts are not how the Federal government gets legitimate power. But they are certainly how in reality the government is getting it's power now. Nowhere is the power for the federal government to control the medical industry in the Constitution, but the courts gave it to them. The courts gave them the power to regulate and control local businesses, make drugs illegal. The courts are not supposed to grant power to government, they are supposed to limit it. But they don't limit it, they continually illegitimately expand federal powersThe courts are not how the federal government gets it's power. The idea of selected judges is that if people vote on them, they won't do so to get fair judges, they will do so to get judges that would support their point of view which is dangerous.I wouldn't abolish the SCOTUS, but I would remove judicial review from them. The State legislatures should vote to determine the Constitutionality of laws.Personally, I'd abolish the SCOTUS and leave it to the state justice departments. But that's quite another discussion completely.
Having the SCOTUS regulate Federal power is like having the Patriots defensive line be responsible for holding calls on the Patriots offensive line. They're on the same team.
Power divided is power checked. Judicial review is power consolidated. The Federal government decides itself how much power it has. Stupid idea that isn't anywhere in the Constitution
Bureaucracies are the biggest threat to the country. Nameless faceless people who create laws, fines, and have no accountability. Even politicians use them to get something against the will of the people, like when Obama used them to create Net Neutrality.
Our founders never wanted bureaucrats. They wanted our law makers to be totally responsible for their actions. Nobody is accountable in bureaucracies.