The Administration Procedures Act of 1946 and The Espionage Act are the buttresses of the corrupt federal administrative state. The former enables Congress (unconstitutionally) to delegate its main function (legislation) to the Executive branch and the myriad and vast agencies of the Executive branch. Regulation without representation. Very unfortunately, so far, the Supreme Court and lower courts have been supporting the ability of the unelected bureaucracy to legislate, that is, to create regulations which are enforced as if they were laws. Almost all of the federal administration is part of the Executive branch. That is an infringement of the separation of powers enshrined throughout the U.S. Constitution. That Act was passed immediately after winning WWII when the U.S. was on a high of confidence in its government. The Act should be repealed or replaced.
The Espionage Act prevents any whistleblowing on anything substantive. For example, Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, Kevin Shipp and many others cannot disclose serious crimes known to them, even murders and false flags, without revealing how they knew about it…unless they become fugitives…due to the Espionage Act. Without submitting the source of the information about the crime the testimony by the federal whistleblower would be hearsay and not admitted into court’s evidence. Even standing before a judge, the federal employee can be immediately arrested for treason, followed by no due legal processes, potentially held without bail forever with no legal advice, and potentially subjected to a death sentence. It is not simply a matter of losing a job and pension. The Espionage Act (which all senior federal employees sign) means that revealing a classified source of information and how they knew it subjects them to exactly the same laws as applied to a foreign spy during wartime, even if they reveal it as evidence in a court of law. The law providing protection for federal whistleblowers is a joke, political window dressing, in any serious case. But the decision on whether to enforce the Espionage Act is made by a bureaucrat who is protecting the deep state and its corruption. Enforcement is not equally applied. General Flynn, Shipp, Assange, Snowden do not receive the same justice or decisions as Comey, Clinton and Brennan.
The ultimate protection for the deep state, the swamp and corrupt federal government employees is that national security is enforced by the government to take precedence over courts of law and the Constitutional…and that is dead wrong. It is a giant hole in the U.S. justice system large enough to drive an aircraft carrier through, yet federal employees can be pursued and arrested if they publicly acknowledge the hole exists.
Secrecy and classification in government are vastly overused; ultimately they protect federal corruption, and only rarely protect citizens. The government does not want citizens to know that they are being spied on, that ALL their electronic transactions are copied by the government all the time, and that their personal information could be used against them at any time for any reason. That has already been done multiple times during the Obama administration.
A whistleblower can be removed from court or arrested just by submitting classified evidence, and then the case at hand would be replaced by an espionage case against the federal employee (or federal contractor). The real case dissappears. Yet, the federal government pays contractors to evesdrop on citizens by social media, impersonate friends, unmasks and leaks names and information for political purposes, and uses supposedly confidential IRS submissions to target political enemies.
The Espionage Act enables the federal government to behave extra-judically, outside of the justice system, usually in secret, as if they were Mafia…exactly as the spying happened to candidate and now President Trump and his campaign staff. That was happening BEFORE the Steele dosier and before the Obama FBI and DOJ requested a warrant from the FISA court.
Of course there are many good people in the FBI, CIA, NSA, State Department, White House, DOD, DOJ, IRS, FDA, EPA etc who would be willing and able to testify and submit evidence about the many federal crimes committed by fellow federal employees like Comey, Clinton, Brennan, Bush etc. But they cannot testify or submit evidence without being arrested and dissappear under the Espionage Act; it is the major enabler of continuing and growing federal corruption and crimes against humanity.
~ By Bud Bromley
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