December 27, 2012 at 5:00 pm #15775
My thought is that if a local grand jury could indict members of the Federal Government for a felony crime if they usurped powers not granted to them under the Constitution, then they would not violate their oath of office with impunity. The missing element to make the Constitution hold up is that it does not treat the wrongful acts of its members as crimes that are enforceable by local citizens. Only the club (members of the Federal Government) can hold themselves to the limits of the Constitution. All members of the club have intensive to increase their powers not keep themselves restrained.