The motto seen on the great seal of the United states, the unfinished pyramid, literally translates to, “The New Order of the Ages.” At no time in the history of our government has this phrase been more appropriate. In Washington D.C. the paradigm has indeed shifted and a new order prevails.
Without regard to where you stand on the hot button issues of the day; gay marriage, Obamacare, the IRS scandals, the warlike non-wars in the Middle East, the cultural cleansing of all things Confederate or any of the myriad other headline grabbing events, the methods being employed by the Federal Government must give you pause.
Our government was established with three equal branches, the Legislative consisting of a bicameral congress, the Administrative and the Judicial. The three branches were given equal powers in order to serve as a checks and balances.
In a nut shell, the Legislative passes the laws and controls the purse, the Administrative administers the laws that are passed and the Judicial serves as final arbiter of constitutional authority should legal conflicts arise.
By way of actions taken over the past few years both houses of Congress have been made redundant. The Administrative branch now writes law, not only through executive action but also by regulations drafted by the many agencies that answer to the Administrative, regulations which have the force of law but were never debated in Congress.
The Judicial is not only willing to create new “rights” that were never included in our founding documents, it also oversteps its constitutional mandate by interpreting laws according to the nebulous and subjective litmus of “intent” rather than a simple reading of the words contained within the law in question. When a Chief Justice can be quoted as saying,”I will do whatever necessary to find a way to uphold this legislation,” you have to question his or her impartiality.
One can easily conclude that due to the current modus operandi of the Administrative and Judicial branches, the Legislative has no purpose other than to engage in continual fund raising to cover the costs of their next elections. With the other two branches doing their job, those elected to Congress should have an abundance of time in which to press the flesh and bank the Benjamins.
And you and I, along with 320 million of our fellow citizens, are now able to use a phrase once uttered only by ex-pats, “I used to live in America.”