Unlawful and Unconstitutional Federal Agencies
– The List (So Far)
by Kerry L. Morgan
I. UNLAWFUL EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS
Health and Human Services
Housing and Urban Development
II. AGENCIES EXERCISING PRIMARILY CHARITABLE PURPOSES
- Action. Administers volunteer service programs.
Peace Corps. Promotes world peace and friendship.
The African Development Foundation. Philanthropic foundation.
The Inter-American Foundation. Philanthropic foundation.
The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Seeks to prevent disruption in labor-management disputes.
III. ENTITIES WHICH REGULATE THE MARKETPLACE OF IDEAS
- The Board for International Broadcasting. This independent agency oversees the operation of Radio Liberty and Radio Free Europe.
Federal Communications Commission. This commission regulates interstate communications by wire, radio, T.V. and satellite.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, including National Public Radio (NPR) and Public Broadcasting Stations (PBS). Provides telecommunication service to all parts of the U.S.
National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities. Encourages national progress in the humanities and arts by financial support.
Science Foundation. Promotes science and engineering by financial support and educational programs.
Smithsonian Institution. To increase the diffusion of selective knowledge.
IV. ENTITIES WHICH USURP PRIVATE SECTOR JURISDICTION
- The Appalachian Regional Commission. Development of the thirteen-state Appalachia region.
Export-import Bank of the United States. Facilitates and finances exports of U.S. goods and services.
Farm Credit Administration. Makes long-term loans on farm or rural real estate.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Insures private bank deposits.
Federal Home Loan Bank Board. Encourages thrift and economical home ownership.
Federal Maritime Commission. Regulation of rates charged by common carriers on water.
Interstate Commerce Commission. Regulation of interstate surface transportation.
National Credit Union Administration. Creates and controls federal credit unions.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Licenses and regulates the civilian uses of nuclear energy
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. Guarantees certain private pensions.
Small Business Administration. Provides aid, counsel, assistance and loans to small businesses.
Tennessee Valley Authority. Promotes economic growth in the Tennessee Valley region.
Legal Service Corporation. Provides financial assistance to qualified programs furnishing legal assistance to eligible clients.
V. TRANSFER TO EXECUTIVE BRANCH (AND DIVESTED OF LEGISLATIVE AND JUDICIAL POWERS)
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Repeal its judicial function, and transfer its investigatory power to the Department of Justice.
Federal Labor Relations Authority. Repeal its judicial function, and repeal its investigatory power.
Merit Systems Protection Board. Repeal its judicial function, and repeal its investigatory power.
Federal Reserve System. Transfer the execution of monetary policy functions to the executive office of the President.
National Mediation Board. Repeal its judicial function, let the courts handle disputes.
Federal Election Commission. Consolidate its functions within the Department of Justice.
Commodities Future Trading Commission. Transfer enforcement functions to the Department of Justice.
Environmental Protection Agency. Consolidate functions related to federal lands in the Department of the Interior, and repeal all functions as they affect all lands not held by the federal government.
Federal Trade Commission. Transfer enforcement functions to the Department of Justice, and repeal all judicial functions.
National Labor Relations Board. Transfer enforcement functions to the Department of Justice let the courts handle disputes.
Securities and Exchange Commission. Repeal its judicial functions, transfer enforcement functions to the Department of Justice.
VI. TRANSFER TO CONGRESSIONAL ADVISORY OFFICE ON PROPOSED LEGISLATION
- Postal Rate Commission. Repeal supervisory and regulatory powers, and transfer to a congressional advisory office charged with recommending needed statutory amendments.
Federal Reserve System. Ditto.
Environmental Protection Agency. Ditto.
Federal Trade Commission. Ditto.
Commodity Future Trading Commission. Ditto.
Consumer Products Safety Commission. Ditto.
National Transportation Safety Board. Ditto.
Securities and Exchange Commission. Ditto.
VII. UNACCOUNTABLE “INDEPENDENT” ADVISORY AGENCIES
American Battle Monuments Commission. Transfer to the Department of Defense or Department of Interior.
Administrative Conference of the United States. Transfer to the Department of Justice.
Commission on Civil Rights. Transfer to civil rights offices in various federal departments; repeal the subpoena power.
General Services Administration. Transfer to the executive office of the President or Vice President.
Federal Emergency Management Agency. Consolidate functions in the executive office of the President or Vice President.
National Archive and Records Administration. With respect to executive records and presidential libraries, transfer functions to the executive office of the President or Vice President.
National Capital Planning Commission. Transfer functions to the executive office of the President or Vice President.
Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation. Repeal its corporate status and transfer to the executive office of the President or Vice President.
United States Postal Service. Consolidate functions in the executive office of the President or Vice President.
Selective Service System. Transfer to the Department of Defense.
United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. Consolidate all functions including negotiating authority within the State Department.
United States Information Agency. Consolidate all functions within the State Department.
United States International Development Cooperation Agency. Transfer its international development functions to the State Department, repeal all other functions.
United States International Trade Commission. Transfer functions to the executive office of the President, Office of U.S. Trade Representatives.