"Congress may not abdicate or transfer to others its legitimate functions."
Schechter Poultry v. U.S., 29 U.S. 495, 55 U.S. 837.842 (1935)
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Funny that the court should say that back then, now they are a lawmaking body all their own giving court orders.
 -- cal, lewisville, tx     
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    wow, I guess that means all executive orders and judicial legislation must resort back to Constitutional limits and be nullified.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Somebody ought to tell the treasury this since they've had their constitutional function handed over to the federal reserve.
     -- Anon     
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     -- jim k, austin      
    (Past) Time to shut down those aspects of war making that we have seen congress & the executive abdicate to big business!
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA, US     
    How self-serving is that? though the quote is good - I agree, but are those functions to be transferred to the Supreme Court. As they seem to make decisions that they have no right to make.
     -- RBESRQ     
    It reminds me of how the words on the side of the barn in "Animal Farm" were altered from-Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend. No animal shall wear clothes. No animal shall sleep in a bed. No animal shall drink alcohol. No animal shall kill any other animal. All animals are equal. - to - Four legs good, two legs better. No animal shall wear clothes. No animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets. No animal shall drink alcohol to excess. No animal shall kill any other animal without cause. All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
     -- Bryan Morton, Stuart, FL     
    Seize the Federal Reserve Bank!
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Why not audit the Federal Reserve, which is an un-Constitutional, privately-owned, central bank and then "nationalize" it to the fiduciary federal responsibility of the US Treasury Department?
     -- Anonymous     
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    Who needs congress with Obama issuing executive orders on a daily basis.
     -- jim k, austin tx     
    Here, here, Jim !! Isn't it odd that it took others so long to conclude the central point, according to jim k and me, though it isn't Congress that has abdicated or transferred, it's His Majesty who has taken unto himself ( and interestingly, never "gets the blame" if it goes wrong; his hirelings do, and they're rarely brought to "justice." )
     -- Bobble, Charlotte     
    Someone should share this with the constitution shredder Barack Obama. It seems as if Obama believes that he "borrow" and seize the powers only belonging to the U.S. Congress to suit his whim's, schemes and vile agenda's whenever the mood comes upon him.
     -- Mary - MI     
     -- jim k, Austin      
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