GOV/MIL A list of Unconstitutional Government Agencies

Jonas Parker

Hooligan

Dated, but informative...JP

From the Editor

By: David Deschesne
Editor/Publisher, Fort Fairfield Journal

You know, I really don’t make a lot of money publishing this newspaper. I make enough to keep it going and have to supplement my income with sound system rentals (which is what I started out doing twenty-five years ago). I keep publishing not because I count my wealth in dollars, but because I count my wealth, in part, in your increased knowledge of the world around you. After all, if you’re not free, I’m not free.

Since my wife and I don’t make a lot of money, we’ve had to learn how to scale back our lifestyle and live within our means. Balancing the needs of running our respective businesses and keeping the necessary equipment current and maintained with the limited income we have is no easy feat, but it is doable.

Given our current United States government is nearing $16 trillion in debt, and is going into debt at an average of $2 million per minute(!) I think it would behoove us to look into their current expenses to see what they could try to do without.

The following list is a partial compilation of various federal government agencies that have developed over the past 200 years and continue to stay with us. Since I’m not running for public office, I can advocate for the elimination of these offices and agencies. When reading down through the list, think of all the heads and sub-heads of each earning hundreds of thousands of dollars per year plus a lucrative benefits package, plus all the staff that has to be paid as well—all out of taxes that are collected at the barrel of a police officer’s gun. Then, think of all the people in the U.S. who have become accustomed to receiving some form of benefit or another from these agencies and you will soon see why it is political suicide for any politician to ever advocate for scaling down or cutting back any, or all, of these expenses.

The only criteria I have used to compile this list (which is from the U.S. Government Manual) is if the agency, corporation or administration is not specifically authorized to exist by the U.S. Constitution—which is still the Supreme Law of the Land.

Now, considering the debt load of the following agencies and administrations, is it any wonder we are $16 trillion in debt? Absent a U.S. Congress who is willing to eliminate these untenable costs, is there any hope of us reigning in uncontrollable spending? No.

Unconstitutional Federal
Government Agencies​
(partial listing)​
Advanced Research Projects Agency
Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
African Development Foundation
Agency for International Development
Agricultural Marketing Service
Agricultural Research Service
Agriculture, Department of
Economic Research Service
Energy, Office of
Environmental Quality, Office of
Federal Acquisition Regulation
Federal Crop Insurance Corp.
Food and Nutrition Service
Foreign Agricultural Service
Forest Service
Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards
Administration
Information Resources Management
Inspector General, Office of
National Agricultural Library
National Agricultural Statistics Service
National Resources Conservation Service
Operations, Office of
Procurement and Property Management
Rural Business - Cooperative Service
Rural Development Administration
Rural Housing Service
Rural Telephone Bank
Rural Utilities Service
Secretary of Agriculture, Office of
Transportation, Office of
World Outlook Board
AMTRAK
American Battle Monuments Commission
American Indians, Office of Trustee
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Appalachian Regional Commission
Architectural/Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
Arctic Research Commission
Assassination Records Review Board
Benefits Review Board
Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs, Office of
Blind or Severely Disabled, Committee for Purchase from People who are
Board for International Broadcasting
Broadcasting Board of Governors
Federal Acquisition Regulation
Central Intelligence Agency
Child Support Enforcement
Children and Families Administration
Civil Rights, Commission on
Civil Rights, Office for
Commerce Department
Economic Analysis, Bureau of
Economic Development Administrations
Emergency Management Assistance
Fishery Conservation and Management
International Trade Administration
National Marine Fisheries Service
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
National Weather Service
Productivity, Technology and Innovation, Assistant Secretary
Technology, Undersecretary for
Commercial Space Transportation
Commodity Credit Corporation
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Community Development Financial Institutions Fund
Community Planning and Development
Community Service, Office of
Construction Industry Collective Bargaining
Commission
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
Corporation for National and Community Service
Cost Accounting Standards Board
Council on Environmental Quality
Delaware River Basin Commission
Drug Enforcement Administration
Economic Affairs, Undersecretary of
Economic Analysis, Bureau of
Economic Development Administration
Economic Research Service
Education, Department of
Bilingual Education and Minority Languages
Affairs, Office of
Civil Rights, Office of
Educational Research and Improvement
Elementary and Secondary Education
Federal Acquisition Regulation
Postsecondary Education
Secretary of Educations
Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Office of
Vocational and Adult Education
Emergency Oil and Gas Guaranteed Loan Board
Emergency Steel Guarantee Loan Board
Employees' Compensation Appeals Board
Employees Loyalty Board
Employment and Training Administration
Employment Standards Administration
Endangered Species Committee
Energy, Department of
Energy, Office of
Engineers, Corps of
Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Quality, Office of
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Equal Opportunity, Office of Assistant Secretary
Export Administration, Bureau of
Export-Import Bank of the United States
Family Assistance, Office of
Farm Service Agency
Farm Credit Administration
Farm Credit System Insurance Corp.
Federal Acquisition Regulation
Federal Aviation Administration
Federal Claims Collections Standards
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Contract Compliance Programs
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Federal Election Commission
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Federal Employees Life Insurance
Federal Employees Health Benefits
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council
Federal Financing Bank
Federal Highway Administration
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.
Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Federal Management Regulation
Federal Maritime Administration
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Federal Prison Industries, Inc.
Federal Procurement Policy, Office of
Federal Property Management Regulations
Federal Property Management Regulations System
Federal Railroad Administration
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
Federal Service Impasse Panel
Federal Trade Commission
Federal Transit Administration
Federal Travel Regulation System
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
Fine Arts, Commission on
Fiscal Service
Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S.
Fishery Conservation and Management
Food and Drug Administration
Food and Nutrition Service
Foreign Agricultural Service
Foreign Assets Control, Office of
Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
Foreign Service Grievance Board
Foreign Service Impasse Disputes Board
Foreign Service Labor Relations Board
Foreign Trade Zones Board
Forest Service
Geological Survey
Government Ethics, Office of
Government National Mortgage Association
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Program
Health and Human Services, Dept. of
Health Care Financing Administration
Housing and Urban Development
Federal Housing Commissioner
Human Development Services
Independent Counsel, Office of
Indian Affairs, Bureau of
Indian Arts and Crafts Board
Indian Health Service
Information Resources Management
Information Security Oversight Office
Inspector General
Institute of Peace, U.S.
Inter-American Foundation
Intergovernmental Relations, Advisory Commission
Interior Department
Internal Revenue Service
International Boundary and Water Commission
International Development, U.S. Agency on
International Development Cooperation Agency
International Fishing and Related Activities
International Investment
International Joint Commission, U.S. and Canada
International Organizations Employees Loyalty Board
International Trade Administration
International Trade Commission
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission
Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries
Labor Department
Labor-Management Standards, Office of
Land Management, Bureau of
Legal Services Corporation
Management and Budget, Office of
Marine Mammal Commission
Maritime Administration
Micronesian Status Negotiations
Mine Safety and Health Administration
Minerals Management Service
Mines, Bureau of
Minority Business Development Agency
Monetary Offices
Multifamily Housing Assistance Restructuring, Office of
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National and Community Service Corp.
National Capital Planning Commission
National Commission for Employment Policy
National Commission on Libraries and Information Science
National Council on Disability
National Counterintelligence Center
National Credit Union Administration
National Drug Control Policy, Office of
National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities
National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration
National Imagery and Mapping Agency
National Indian Gaming Commission
National Institute for Literacy
National Institute for Standards and Technology
National Labor Relations Board
National Mediation Board
National Park Service
National Railroad Adjustment Board
National Science Foundation
National Telecommunications and Information
Administration
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp.
Northeast Dairy Compact Commission
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Occupational Safety and Health Review Board
Oklahoma City National Memorial Trust Operations Office
Overseas Private Investment Corp.
Payment from a non-Federal Source for Travel Expenses
Payment of Expenses Connected With the Death of Certain Employees
Peace Corps
Pennsylvania Avenue Development Commission
Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in Armed Forces
Presidential Documents
Presidio Trust
Prisons, Bureau of
Procurement and Property Management
Productivity, Technology and Innovation, Assistant Secretary
Public Contracts, Dept. of Labor
Public and Indian Housing
Public Health Service
Railroad Retirement Board
Reclamation, Bureau of
Refugee Resettlement, Office of
Regional Action Planning Commissions Relocation Allowances
Research and Special Programs Administration
Rural Business-Cooperative Service
Rural Development Administration
Rural Housing Service
Rural Telephone Bank
Rural Utilities Service
Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
Science and Technology Policy, Office of
Secret Service
Securities and Exchange Commission
Selective Service System
Small Business Administration
Smithsonian Institution
Social Security Administration
Soldiers' and Airmens' Home
Special Counsel, Office of
Surface Mining and Reclamation Appeals, Office of
Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Office of
Surface Transportation Board
Susquehanna River Basin Commission
Technology Administration
Technology Policy, Assistant Secretary of
Technology, Undersecretary for
Tennessee Valley Authority
Thrift Supervision Office
Trade Representative, U.S.
Transportation Dept.
Transportation, Office of
Transportation Safety Administration
Transportation Statistics Bureau
Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission
Veterans Affairs Dept.
Veterans Employment and Training
Wage and Hour Division
Worker's Compensation Programs

 

db cooper

Resident Secret Squirrel
Yes but the Constitution is a living breathing document that changes on its own just like humans have evolved. Surely the agencies listed are no different than the various organs and appendages we have received through the ages. /s/

(that's one leftist version from a few years ago)
 

OldArcher

Has No Life - Lives on TB

Dated, but informative...JP

From the Editor

By: David Deschesne
Editor/Publisher, Fort Fairfield Journal

You know, I really don’t make a lot of money publishing this newspaper. I make enough to keep it going and have to supplement my income with sound system rentals (which is what I started out doing twenty-five years ago). I keep publishing not because I count my wealth in dollars, but because I count my wealth, in part, in your increased knowledge of the world around you. After all, if you’re not free, I’m not free.

Since my wife and I don’t make a lot of money, we’ve had to learn how to scale back our lifestyle and live within our means. Balancing the needs of running our respective businesses and keeping the necessary equipment current and maintained with the limited income we have is no easy feat, but it is doable.

Given our current United States government is nearing $16 trillion in debt, and is going into debt at an average of $2 million per minute(!) I think it would behoove us to look into their current expenses to see what they could try to do without.

The following list is a partial compilation of various federal government agencies that have developed over the past 200 years and continue to stay with us. Since I’m not running for public office, I can advocate for the elimination of these offices and agencies. When reading down through the list, think of all the heads and sub-heads of each earning hundreds of thousands of dollars per year plus a lucrative benefits package, plus all the staff that has to be paid as well—all out of taxes that are collected at the barrel of a police officer’s gun. Then, think of all the people in the U.S. who have become accustomed to receiving some form of benefit or another from these agencies and you will soon see why it is political suicide for any politician to ever advocate for scaling down or cutting back any, or all, of these expenses.

The only criteria I have used to compile this list (which is from the U.S. Government Manual) is if the agency, corporation or administration is not specifically authorized to exist by the U.S. Constitution—which is still the Supreme Law of the Land.

Now, considering the debt load of the following agencies and administrations, is it any wonder we are $16 trillion in debt? Absent a U.S. Congress who is willing to eliminate these untenable costs, is there any hope of us reigning in uncontrollable spending? No.
Unconstitutional Federal
Government Agencies


(partial listing)


Advanced Research Projects Agency
Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
African Development Foundation
Agency for International Development
Agricultural Marketing Service
Agricultural Research Service
Agriculture, Department of
Economic Research Service
Energy, Office of
Environmental Quality, Office of
Federal Acquisition Regulation
Federal Crop Insurance Corp.
Food and Nutrition Service
Foreign Agricultural Service
Forest Service
Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards
Administration
Information Resources Management
Inspector General, Office of
National Agricultural Library
National Agricultural Statistics Service
National Resources Conservation Service
Operations, Office of
Procurement and Property Management
Rural Business - Cooperative Service
Rural Development Administration
Rural Housing Service
Rural Telephone Bank
Rural Utilities Service
Secretary of Agriculture, Office of
Transportation, Office of
World Outlook Board
AMTRAK
American Battle Monuments Commission
American Indians, Office of Trustee
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Appalachian Regional Commission
Architectural/Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
Arctic Research Commission
Assassination Records Review Board
Benefits Review Board
Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs, Office of
Blind or Severely Disabled, Committee for Purchase from People who are
Board for International Broadcasting
Broadcasting Board of Governors
Federal Acquisition Regulation
Central Intelligence Agency
Child Support Enforcement
Children and Families Administration
Civil Rights, Commission on
Civil Rights, Office for
Commerce Department
Economic Analysis, Bureau of
Economic Development Administrations
Emergency Management Assistance
Fishery Conservation and Management
International Trade Administration
National Marine Fisheries Service
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
National Weather Service
Productivity, Technology and Innovation, Assistant Secretary
Technology, Undersecretary for
Commercial Space Transportation
Commodity Credit Corporation
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Community Development Financial Institutions Fund
Community Planning and Development
Community Service, Office of
Construction Industry Collective Bargaining
Commission
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
Corporation for National and Community Service
Cost Accounting Standards Board
Council on Environmental Quality
Delaware River Basin Commission
Drug Enforcement Administration
Economic Affairs, Undersecretary of
Economic Analysis, Bureau of
Economic Development Administration
Economic Research Service
Education, Department of
Bilingual Education and Minority Languages
Affairs, Office of
Civil Rights, Office of
Educational Research and Improvement
Elementary and Secondary Education
Federal Acquisition Regulation
Postsecondary Education
Secretary of Educations
Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Office of
Vocational and Adult Education
Emergency Oil and Gas Guaranteed Loan Board
Emergency Steel Guarantee Loan Board
Employees' Compensation Appeals Board
Employees Loyalty Board
Employment and Training Administration
Employment Standards Administration
Endangered Species Committee
Energy, Department of
Energy, Office of
Engineers, Corps of
Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Quality, Office of
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Equal Opportunity, Office of Assistant Secretary
Export Administration, Bureau of
Export-Import Bank of the United States
Family Assistance, Office of
Farm Service Agency
Farm Credit Administration
Farm Credit System Insurance Corp.
Federal Acquisition Regulation
Federal Aviation Administration
Federal Claims Collections Standards
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Contract Compliance Programs
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Federal Election Commission
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Federal Employees Life Insurance
Federal Employees Health Benefits
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council
Federal Financing Bank
Federal Highway Administration
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.
Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Federal Management Regulation
Federal Maritime Administration
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Federal Prison Industries, Inc.
Federal Procurement Policy, Office of
Federal Property Management Regulations
Federal Property Management Regulations System
Federal Railroad Administration
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
Federal Service Impasse Panel
Federal Trade Commission
Federal Transit Administration
Federal Travel Regulation System
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
Fine Arts, Commission on
Fiscal Service
Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S.
Fishery Conservation and Management
Food and Drug Administration
Food and Nutrition Service
Foreign Agricultural Service
Foreign Assets Control, Office of
Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
Foreign Service Grievance Board
Foreign Service Impasse Disputes Board
Foreign Service Labor Relations Board
Foreign Trade Zones Board
Forest Service
Geological Survey
Government Ethics, Office of
Government National Mortgage Association
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Program
Health and Human Services, Dept. of
Health Care Financing Administration
Housing and Urban Development
Federal Housing Commissioner
Human Development Services
Independent Counsel, Office of
Indian Affairs, Bureau of
Indian Arts and Crafts Board
Indian Health Service
Information Resources Management
Information Security Oversight Office
Inspector General
Institute of Peace, U.S.
Inter-American Foundation
Intergovernmental Relations, Advisory Commission
Interior Department
Internal Revenue Service
International Boundary and Water Commission
International Development, U.S. Agency on
International Development Cooperation Agency
International Fishing and Related Activities
International Investment
International Joint Commission, U.S. and Canada
International Organizations Employees Loyalty Board
International Trade Administration
International Trade Commission
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission
Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries
Labor Department
Labor-Management Standards, Office of
Land Management, Bureau of
Legal Services Corporation
Management and Budget, Office of
Marine Mammal Commission
Maritime Administration
Micronesian Status Negotiations
Mine Safety and Health Administration
Minerals Management Service
Mines, Bureau of
Minority Business Development Agency
Monetary Offices
Multifamily Housing Assistance Restructuring, Office of
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National and Community Service Corp.
National Capital Planning Commission
National Commission for Employment Policy
National Commission on Libraries and Information Science
National Council on Disability
National Counterintelligence Center
National Credit Union Administration
National Drug Control Policy, Office of
National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities
National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration
National Imagery and Mapping Agency
National Indian Gaming Commission
National Institute for Literacy
National Institute for Standards and Technology
National Labor Relations Board
National Mediation Board
National Park Service
National Railroad Adjustment Board
National Science Foundation
National Telecommunications and Information
Administration
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp.
Northeast Dairy Compact Commission
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Occupational Safety and Health Review Board
Oklahoma City National Memorial Trust Operations Office
Overseas Private Investment Corp.
Payment from a non-Federal Source for Travel Expenses
Payment of Expenses Connected With the Death of Certain Employees
Peace Corps
Pennsylvania Avenue Development Commission
Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in Armed Forces
Presidential Documents
Presidio Trust
Prisons, Bureau of
Procurement and Property Management
Productivity, Technology and Innovation, Assistant Secretary
Public Contracts, Dept. of Labor
Public and Indian Housing
Public Health Service
Railroad Retirement Board
Reclamation, Bureau of
Refugee Resettlement, Office of
Regional Action Planning Commissions Relocation Allowances
Research and Special Programs Administration
Rural Business-Cooperative Service
Rural Development Administration
Rural Housing Service
Rural Telephone Bank
Rural Utilities Service
Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
Science and Technology Policy, Office of
Secret Service
Securities and Exchange Commission
Selective Service System
Small Business Administration
Smithsonian Institution
Social Security Administration
Soldiers' and Airmens' Home
Special Counsel, Office of
Surface Mining and Reclamation Appeals, Office of
Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Office of
Surface Transportation Board
Susquehanna River Basin Commission
Technology Administration
Technology Policy, Assistant Secretary of
Technology, Undersecretary for
Tennessee Valley Authority
Thrift Supervision Office
Trade Representative, U.S.
Transportation Dept.
Transportation, Office of
Transportation Safety Administration
Transportation Statistics Bureau
Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission
Veterans Affairs Dept.
Veterans Employment and Training
Wage and Hour Division
Worker's Compensation Programs

Shit.

OA
 

dstraito

TB Fanatic
Where are the pruning shears?

Question: If a legitimate agency is not following the founders charter, does that make them unconstitutional? Asking for a friend!
 

rhughe13

Heart of Dixie
If you have zero understand the constitution, then the General Welfare clause allows everything under the sun at the taxpayers expense. I wonder why we didn't have these alphabet agencies prior to the civil war?
 

Samuel Adams

Veteran Member
If you have zero understand the constitution, then the General Welfare clause allows everything under the sun at the taxpayers expense. I wonder why we didn't have these alphabet agencies prior to the civil war?

No, no, no.......

With all due respect, the phrase, “General Welfare” had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with how the latter term is seen and used, today.

The Founders meant the general welfare of the nation, meaning the generally faring well, of the nation.


The imposition of alphabet agencies and others has done everything BUT promote the general welfare of the nation.

In fact, all of them fall quite readily into the meaning of the clause in the Declaration, “and he hath sent forth swarms of officers, to harrass us and to eat out our substance”.

Coming clearer ?
 

Troke

On TB every waking moment
When Yellowstone was first made a Fed reserve, it was put under the jurisdiction of the US Army as a military reserve because nobody could think of a constitutional way of handling that. Eventually they figured something out.

As for some of the others. Gov does not usually horn in, it gets sucked in. Once in it gets sharp elbows because the only promotion for the bureaucrat is increased duties and responsibilities. So they go looking for them and they always find them.

Sucked in. In 1907 IIRC, nearly 400 coal miners were killed in one accident. Even though the vast majority were immigrants who were sending their earnings back home, there was a great public outcry. You can date some mining commissions to that event. And I have read that Carnegie steel mills had a 10% annual death rate at the cutting edge of the mill. Wanna bet some commissions came out of that?

The main thing is that many of those commissions should have had an expiration date, the reason they were constituted was no longer there. But they are. .
 

night driver

ESFP adrift in INTJ sea
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