Texas Congressman Ron Paul was interviewed by Lou Dobbs on Fox Business News yesterday, and pulled no punches in his assessment of the “monstrous” debt super committee. He expressed dismay that Congress wanted to abandon its responsibility to legislate to a small committee, asking:
“Where in the world did that come form and what is that going to lead to? That is monstrous. I keep looking and looking and I cant find any place in the constitution where we have the authority to create such a creature as the super congress.”
The Congressman then moved to an even broader concept — that writing regulations is the same as writing laws. That turned the discussion to the Supreme Court, which has effectively given the EPA extra-constitutional abilities to write regulations (laws) on all environmental matters without consulting the Congress.
Rep. Paul lamented that the super committee and the general trend of agencies creating their own laws is ”not a good sign for constitutional government…. Congress is supposed to write the law.”
Watch the full video here, courtesy of Fox News