The Supreme Court agrees with you when it comes to…
The Supreme Court has upset a lot of left-statist apple carts recently. But however you feel about their most infamous recent decision (you know the one I’m talking about), it sure seems to us that many of their latest rulings have been pretty good. Consider…
- The Supremes were surely correct to protect open carry of firearms outside the home
- They were also correct that doctors should not be accused of drug trafficking for prescribing pain medication in good faith
- They were probably also correct to rule that voluntary prayers, at extracurricular events, do not threaten the separation of church and state, but do infringe on the freedom of speech and the free exercise of religion
Even if you don’t completely agree with all of these rulings, it seems that this Court is hitting the right notes, more often than previous versions. For example…
The Supreme Court agrees the EPA is not Congress
The Supremes have also ruled that the EPA cannot outlaw carbon emissions via regulatory fiat!
In West Virginia v. EPA, the court ruled that Congress must either make such a decision itself or explicitly delegate such power to the EPA.
Now, this isn’t a perfect argument by any means.
We think Congress should have ZERO ability to delegate ANY rule-making powers to Executive Branch agencies.
But the Court’s ruling is still a big improvement over the blank-check permission to legislate that bureaucrats have enjoyed in recent decades.
Better yet, this ruling comes on the heels of statements by numerous judges arguing that Congress needs to take responsibility for all rule-making.
These events highlight four points we have been stressing…
- The people in power don’t always do the wrong thing
- Positive change is possible
- There are pathways to change other than winning elections
- Apathy is unwarranted
But there’s one more important point to focus on…
If the Courts can recognize the need for Congress to avoid delegating legislative power to the Executive Branch, then it should be possible for legislators to recognize this too.
In fact, there will be many legislators who will want to retain that power for themselves. Even more representatives will want to retain that power, if their constituents are demanding that they do so. This is where you come in!
The WTLA (Write the Laws Act) would prohibit unelected Executive Branch bureaucrats from imposing regulations on you and your neighbors. Under WTLA, all regulations would have to be debated and passed by Congress. WTLA has been introduced in the Senate!
- Please join The 300 for WTLA in your district.
- Ask your friends to do the same.
- Contribute or start a monthly pledge so we can recruit more people to pass WTLA.
Set your own agenda,
Jim Babka, President
Agenda Setters by Downsize DC
P.S. I recently started a podcast: Gracearchy with Jim Babka. All five episodes have been both sponsored by and reported on at the Zero Aggression Project (an initiative of the Downsize DC Foundation).
In the most recent episode, an economist from the Acton Institute joined us to have a discussion about the benefits of population growth. That conversation featured Bastiat, Mises, Rothbard, and Julian Simon.
We’ve also provided a fresh, unique take on the problem of mass shootings, showed the Conflict Machine at work in the January 6 commission, and discussed the importance of the Golden Rule. In fact, if you click that link, you’ll get a quick description about the show’s name.
Today’s Action: Get your Representative to sponsor the Write the Laws Act