The Rise of Tyranny
The Rise of Tyranny
by Jonathan Emord
Since 1935 the Congress of the United States has delegated vast legislative, executive, and judicial powers to the Federal Agencies. The Founding Fathers predicted that if ever those constitutional powers were vested in single hands that would be the death of liberty and the birth of tyranny. In this insightful book, veteran constitutional and administrative attorney Jonathan W. Emord explains that the Founders' dire prediction has come true.
Three quarters of all federal laws are now the product of, not of our elected representatives, but of appointed agency heads. Largely unaccountable to the courts, the Congress, the President, and the American people, those officials repeatedly use their governing power to protect the economic interests of favored industry leaders at the expense of new market entrants and the American people. By doing so, they secure lucrative post government employment for themselves at the expense of Americans' lives, liberties, and property.
Emord blames Congress for avoiding responsibility for making tough choices, leaving those decisions to the faceless and insulated bureaucracy. He explains that this mass delegation of power has replaced the Constitutional Republic the Founders gave us with a bureaucratic oligarchy they condemned as tyrannical. Unelected and unaccountable but possessed of all power, the agency heads invariably govern corruptly, just as the Founders predicted. Emord offers America specific solutions to these problems, including two bills that he has written for Congress and that have already been introduced, the Congressional Responsibility and Accountability Act and the Health Freedom Protection Act.
This is a book for the ages. It explains why our government is broken, who's to blame, and how it can be fixed.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1 - The Founders' Commitment to Separation of Powers
- Chapter 2 - Congressional Relinquishment of the Power to Make Laws
- Chapter 3 - Industry Capture and Monopoly Rents
- Chapter 4 - The Rise of Tyranny
- Chapter 5 - FDA Approval of Unsafe Drugs
- Chapter 6 - FDA Censorship of Health Information
- Chapter 7 - FDA and DEA Destruction of Competition
- Chapter 8 - CMS Elimination of Innovation in Medicine
- Chapter 9 - The Way Back to Liberty
About the Author
Jonathan W. Emord is one of the nation's leading free speech attorneys. He has defeated the Food and Drug Administration a remarkable eight times in federal court, more times than any other attorney in American history, earning him the title, "FDA Dragon Slayer." He is the 2007 recipient of the Cancer Control Society's Humanitarian Award for "winning and preserving our great civil rights to life, to liberty, and to health freedoms." He is the only non-scientist ever appointed to the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists and serves as that organization's Vice Chair. In 2010, he became the first person awarded the title "Honorary Nutrition Specialist" by the CBNS. Congressman Ron Paul says "[a]ll freedom-loving Americans are in debt to Jonathan Emord for his courtroom [victories]" and calls him a "hero of the health freedom revolution." Formerly an attorney in the Reagan Administration's Federal Communications Commission, Emord has practiced constitutional and administrative law in Washington, D.C. for the past twenty-five years. He has been a Guest Lecturer, Georgetown University, Department of Biochemistry, Course in Nutrition. He is on the Review Board of the Journal of Food Product Marketing and International Journal of Food & Agribusiness Marketing. He is routinely consulted by industry, Congress, and the media on regulatory issues that affect health freedom.
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