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Taxation Without Representation

Reader comment on item: [Bureaucratic Leftism and] Globalthink's Perils

Submitted by Dave Marciniak (United States), Sep 25, 2002 at 08:35

We are also infected with globalthink in America.

Federal locusts, better known as bureaucrats, are swarming across America's forests, fields and businesses, eating out America's sustenance.

Professors Thomas Hopkins of the Rochester Institute of Technology and Mark Crain of George Mason University peg the regulatory police state carnage and costs at about $840 billion annually.

The Washington Times editors correctly point out that "Congress delegates immense legislative power to agencies despite the fact that the Constitution grants legislative powers solely to Congress. That severs the voters' connection to those who regulate them..."

These regulations are, in fact, taxes imposed by unelected, unaccountable dictators. This is taxation without representation.
The Congressional Responsibility Act, pending in Congress, would demand congressional approval of significant agency rules.
The usual parrots in Congress took enough time off from chasing interns to cry, "Why, we wouldn't have enough waking hours in the live, long day to pass all the laws we want."

Well, that's the idea, ... Few laws would be written and citizens would be allowed to pursue life, liberty and happiness, unfettered.

The last time Americans suffered taxation without representation, they stuck a musket in the British face, pulled the trigger and called it a revolution.

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