Your Turn, NH -- Henry Perras: We are being governed by unelected regulators
“Our ancient laws expressly declare that those who are but delegates themselves shall not delegate to others powers which require judgment and integrity in their exercise,” Jefferson wrote. “The same laws forbid the abandonment of that post and allowing a transfer of their powers without consulting the people.”
The death of representation in Congress is manifest by the very people we elected, and this slow demise progresses as our representatives delegate more unconstitutional authority to regulatory agencies.
They believed the Constitution should be interpreted to encompass present day problems. What we now have is a massive, nearly uncontrollable governmental adjunct which is transforming our democratic republic into one of multi-despotic socialistic control.
It is not too late to wrest control from the regulators, but it has to be championed by knowledgeable representatives. Hopefully, this November we can send to Washington a group from New Hampshire who will follow the Founders’ guidelines.
Henry Perras is a retired electronic engineer from Amherst.
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