This is the great danger in allowing power to accumulate. Once ensconced, it is nearly impossible to unseat – because the tools at its disposal empower it to employ force with impunity. How, then, do you empower a government without lodging unlimited and perpetual power in that government?
This dilemma was paramount in the minds of the men who met in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 to hammer out a Constitution for the new republic of America. Their solution was a triumvirate of federal power, balanced between a legislative body, an executive function, and a system for judicial oversight – a Congress, a President, and a Supreme Court.
That triumvirate is unstable today, with the President disturbing the balance of power by exercising powers beyond his Constitutional authority with impunity. He has bypassed Congress and violated the very first words of the Constitution by legislating from the oval office. But President Obama has not, as some accuse him of doing, usurped the powers he is exercising. He was given them – by the People.
President Obama – as did Presidents Johnson, Roosevelt, and Wilson before him – has wielded and consolidated his power through the federal regulatory system, which was bestowed upon him by the Congress one agency at a time with no strings attached.
He has silenced his political enemies by instructing his IRS to target them and his NSA to spy on them. He is destroying the American coal industry by directing his FDA to persecute the users of their product. He is attempting to bulk up the Democrat voter base by ordering his DHS to allow criminal aliens into the country. And, most recently, he is attempting to stifle dissent by having his FCC appropriate the internet as a "public utility," so that he can monitor and censor its content with impunity.
And he is virtually untouchable. The more power he acquires, the more insulated from accountability he becomes. Since it is nearly impossible, then, to successfully attack the wielder of power, we must attack the source of his power – the framework of regulatory agencies that are under the sole control of the executive branch of our government. We must defederalize America.
Our first target should be the DHS. It was a knee jerk reaction to the Muslim attacks of 11 September 2001, it has done nothing in twelve years to make us more secure, it has proven itself to be a feckless guzzler of tax dollars, and it has been converted to a vehicle for the building of Barack Obama's private domestic army. Congress should either defund it or repeal the Homeland Security Act of 2002, which created the department.
Next should be the EPA, which has become a tool not only of Presidential oppression, but of ecofascist activism. And the FCC has long ago outlived the purpose for which it was created in 1934 and has become an idle-handed source of such nonsense as the "Fairness Doctrine," as well as a convenient tool for Presidential mischief.
Convening an Article V convention to amend the Constitution is a waste of time. The problem is the Constitution has been bypassed – by Congressionally mandated regulatory agencies. What we have to do is dismantle the President's structure of power.