During this interview, Dr. Arnn pointed out that the federal rules to colleges numbered more than 500 pages. However, Hillsdale College does not have to abide by those rules because they do not take federal money.
Out of curiosity, Dr. Arnn had asked the school’s lawyer to send him the list so he could read it. To his surprise the lawyer told him that he would not be able to read it. Dr. Arnn replied that he might not be a lawyer, but he was a pretty smart guy. Maybe he could read it. “No, even I can’t read it” the lawyer replied. “It is incomprehensible.”
If those 500 pages of federal rules for colleges are incomprehensible, what about the following: 1) The statutes in Obamacare are 961 pages and the regulations are 1,093 pages. That makes a total of 2,054 pages and that is only a small fraction of the regulations to come. 2) In 2012 the U.S. Tax Code is 73,608 pages long.
Stop and think about this. Who gets powerful under a system like that? The answer is, whoever has the power to interpret the rules. They can do whatever they want.
Our founding fathers tried their best to make sure this didn’t happen. This is why they gave us a Constitution that gave very few specific powers to the federal government and then added the Bill of Rights that said exactly what the federal government could not do.
The only way to stop this power grab is to use the “power of the ballot” and elect presidents, senators and congressmen who will live up to their pledge to live by the Constitution. Then keep an eye on them and if they stray, try again during the next election.