"What Is The Constitutional Justification, Congressman?"Submitted by fireant on Wed, 12/11/2013 - 20:14
They don't follow the Constitution because we don't make them.
Politicons will always follow the path of least resistance. If they start hearing "constitutional authorization" from us for anything they do or propose, they will notice the resistance.
As an example, one of my "Constitutional Conservative" senators (I abhor having direct interaction with any senator) is co-sponsoring a bill to fund child advocacy centers across the country to the tune of 87.5 million. My only question to him is to cite the constitutional authorization for spending federal tax money in such a way. Clearly, this is a state function, but no one questions it because who could be against child advocacy?
If we discipline ourselves to stay above the details and ask this question repeatedly, eventually it will sink in we are serious, and it will spread among our neighbors if we post such questions on local news sites.
The pressure is building on the establishment Republicans. You can tell by the way they are digging in.
Forcing them to justify their actions constitutionally, even on small matters, will add to the pressure, and help explain to them the "why".