Constitution being ignored
Adherence to the limitations placed upon governments by the Constitution are being ignored at all levels. The federal government, for example, has passed a sweeping health care initiative, but “Obamacare” depends upon requiring everyone to have health care via the Commerce Clause. However, the Commerce Clause is one that prohibits, not promotes, commercial activity.
Just recently, as Jim Dupont rightfully complained in a letter last week, the federal government has created a law that virtually nullifies the Fourth Amendment (prohibiting unreasonable searches and seizures), the Fifth (which prohibits being held without grand jury indictment) and the Sixth (speedy and fair trial with representation). I do not believe these laws are constitutional.
West Virginia government has endorsed and implemented “Obamacare.” State government is also entwined with medical associations by allowing them to do the work of government and determine proper medical care within the state. As a consequence, medical associations also owe the people Constitutional guarantees, such as Equal Protection. But Equal Protection falls victim to pharmaceutical-induced corruption when people are prohibited from getting available FDA-approved and indicated therapies.
West Virginia government, along with county governments, produce property assessments, which are supposed to be fair. In other words, the assessments are supposed to be closely related to their real value. However, recent studies of Morgan County records show an excessive average variation. Analysis of recent data shows more than half the assessments are too high while less than half are too low. This is not fair.
Further, Morgan County government created an unconstitutional clause in its Storm Water Management Ordinance and lost the resulting court case. But still, after at least two years, Morgan County has not removed or modified the offending, unfair, unconstitutional clause.