This post is the continuation of a weekly Constitution Revolution series that will cover the entire Constitution and many of the principles it was founded on. Click here for last week’s lesson.
Recently the Federal Communications Commission adopted new rules (commonly referred to as “net neutrality) that will allow the government to regulate the internet as if it were a public utility.
In other words, the FCC decided to grant itself control over the internet. For any clear thinking person, this type of policy making is obviously a part of the legislative function of government. Despite that, President Barack Obama pushed to have this decision made by the FCC – which is a part of the executive branch.
The question now is, will either of the other two branches step in to stop this power grab?
As I explained on TheBlaze Radio’s Chris Salcedo Show, each branch of government has a set of tools they can use to reign in the other two branches. You’ve probably heard this referred to as our system of checks and balances:
Each branch of government has a set of tools they can use to reign in the other two branches; and tools are meant to be used. That’s especially true when it comes to the system of checks and balances. Let me show you why.