Most of my readers and I myself have long believed that we had the protections of the Bill of Rights. I particularly believe that we all had the right to trial by jury, to reasonable bail and privacy of our belongings and documents.
What I didn't understand, is a term that has come into common usage: 'administrative law'.
Within the IRS and most similar agencies are the powers to seize our computers and our documents for study by the designated agency without trial or due process. We do not have any right to bail in dealing with any executive agency and very few state agencies.
I have always assumed that the corporate laws that were passed in the mid-19th century that were designed to make investors safe from lawsuits still exist. When I have formed corporations I have carefully adhered to all requirements in order to maintain the corporate shield for myself and my investors.
Not one bit of my efforts were worthwhile. The Wall Street Journal on Saturday, 31 August, had the story on the inventor of Buckyballs. With no warning, no trial and no compensation his business of selling Buckyballs (which exceeded $10 million in revenue) was closed by the Consumer Protection agency because on the theoretical possibility that a child could swallow the tiny magnetic balls and be harmed. After that, the CEO-inventor was sued for personal liability, penetrating the corporate shield.
We, as Americans, have exactly no protection because of our Bill of Rights. Administrative law has grown so powerful and so intrusive that there is no recourse for ordinary human beings.
I have consulted a few health-related businesses and health appliance businesses. My advice was based on observation not thinking. In each case I warned him that they would be put out of business if there was any danger of stupid idiots misusing their products. I advised them to sell out promptly to a company large enough to defend itself in courts and to lobby against administrative law in executive agencies.
We are in fact at the mercy of administrative law in executive agencies. And we have become sheeple. I see no national outrage against the behavior of the IRS. The IRS used administrative powers to assault private individuals and groups whom they disliked for political reasons. They are still doing it.