The created equal Citizens of “We The People” that created government DID NOT delegate to their government any authority that they themselves did not have.
So, How did “We The People” delegate to their subordinate civil servants any authority that they themselves did not have?
The federal government is an artificial entity. Created by the Constitution written by we the people. The government is delegated authority. “We The People” had the duty to control the creature they created. Their posterity, who inherited the creature their fathers created, has a duty to control the creature.
If you are controlled by the creature you have a duty to control, maybe you should take the time to find out why.
Do we created-equal Citizens have the authority to:
- tax your neighbor,
- cancel his marriage,
- tell him that you will educate his children,
- control his right to guns,
- require him to beg for your permit to repair his back porch,
- prohibit him from collecting rainwater,
- require him to get a wage authorization number before he sells his labor?
- require him to get a banking authorization number before he can buy or sell most things, even cash a paycheck? Every State constitution says that the state cannot pass a law impairing the obligation of contracts.
- Did you delegate to your civil servants the right to tax interstate commerce?*
- Can you prohibit him from a constitutional right to duel to the death?
If not, then you live in a free country.
If you have never seen liberty, then don’t claim to live in a free country. Find out why.
And how did anyone of “We The People” get the right to regulate commerce? Did anyone really have the right to regulate commerce?
For a long time people thought the Constitutional words “regulate commerce among the several states” referred ONLY to promoting commerce, not restricting commerce, after all, “one of the objectives of the Philadelphia Convention was the promotion of commerce” according to an analysis of the Constitution published in 1996 by the Congressional Research Service in Senate Document 103-6.
Example: the first agriculture department in Pennsylvania was created to help farmers sell eggs OUTSIDE of the Commonwealth, and to run a state fair, promoting Pennsylvania grown produce.
THAT’S IT! That was the State’s understanding of the Constitution clause regulating commerce among the several states.
“The Original Meaning of the Commerce Clause” by Randy E. Barnett- (University of Chicago Law Review Vol 68, No 1, winter 2001):
To regulate”generally meant “to make regular” — that is, to specify how an activity may be transacted — when applied to domestic commerce, but when applied foreign trade also included the power to make ‘prohibitory regulation’….
according to the original meaning of the Commerce Clause, Congress has power to specify rules to govern the manner by which people may exchange or trade goods from one state to another, to remove obstructions to domestic trade erected by states, and both regulate and restrict the flow of goods to and from other nations and the Indian tribes, for the purpose of promoting the domestic economy and foreign trade.”