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August 24, 2015

Can you guess which group rules you the most?

Who makes the most rules? Congress or the bureaucracy #WritetheLaws Retweet

Quote of the Day: “The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.” – James Madison, Federalist Paper 47

I just told Congress to introduce and pass Downsize DC’s “Write the Laws Act.” I hope you’ll join me and send a letter to your “representatives.” The hardwired portion of the letter reads…

I want my Representative to introduce and my Senators to co-sponsor the “Write the Laws Act” (S. 1575).

Here’s the rest of what I wrote my reps. You can copy or edit my letter, or write your own..

You swore an oath to obey the Constitution. Your behavior violates that oath. I do not consent. That’s why I want you to introduce the “Write the Laws Act” (WTLA).

Downsize DC created WTLA. It would require Congress to pass every rule that I’m required to obey! Remember…

The Founders tried to protect us from tyranny with three branches of government. Each was to be territorial and jealous over their specific powers. But Congress whimsically shares its Article One, lawmaking powers with the Executive branch.

Only your branch, Congress, can write rules — laws — I’m supposed to follow. And…

The Executive Branch, which includes the White House and the bureaucracy, is supposed to execute those rules, NOT enact them. So imagine my anger when I learned that in 2014…

* Congress enacted 224 laws

* The Executive Branch bureaucracy enacted 3,554 rules

This violates the Constitution. That, to my mind, makes this a criminal matter.

* Congress permitted this

* Heck, Congress encouraged it

Congress is, therefore, a criminal organization, because this “legislative body” directly encouraged this tyranny!

Do you believe tyranny is too strong a word? James Madison wrote, “The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many… may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.”

* You should pass the rules

* Unelected bureaucrats, in the Executive Branch, should not impose rules

Are you one of the tyrants? Prove me wrong! Demonstrate your oath of office matters to you. Fix this problem. Introduce the “Write the Laws Act.”

I would like to be able to praise you for doing the right thing. I would value the respect of an honest letter that actually addresses WTLA with a firm Yes or No, rather than the typical say little form letters most Congressional offices issue.


Send your own letter to Congress using Downsize DC’s Educate the Powerful System.

It only takes a couple dozen committed letter writers to force a Congressional office respond to your issue with a Yes or No. So, share this message with people you know! Ask them to write a letter, just like you did.

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Jim Babka

President, Inc.

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