On his radio program yesterday, Bryan Fischer argued that the next President must take a stand for limited government by vetoing any budget that contains any spending that Fischer’s believes falls outside the parameters of Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution. Claiming that the government “no moral authority” to do anything about schools or roads or pretty much anything else, Fischer called for the wholesale elimination of the Departments of Education, Agriculture, Transportation, and Health and Human Services as well as the Federal Housing Administration:
Once government does anything that is outside of the parameters of Article 1, Section 8, it is doing something that is immoral, it is doing something that is wrong, it is doing something that it has no moral authority to do.
And I believe one of the things we challenge our next president, next President of the United States, is you get a budget, Congress sends you a budget and it’s got any expenditures on there that are not authorized by Article 1, Section 8, you veto that puppy and you send it back.
Article 1, Section 8 defines what he have authorized our central government to do. Government does anything outside … there’s nothing in there about eduction – Department of Eduction is out of here. There is nothing in there about agriculture – Department of Agriculture is out of here. There’s nothing in there about transportation – Department of Transportation is out of here. Nothing in there about overseeing the nation’s health industry – Department of Health and Human Services, out of here. Nothing in there about managing the housing industry, so the Federal Housing Administration, it’s out of there, it’s gone. Nothing in there about education – Department of Education is gone, it’s out of there. Why? Because our central government has not constitutional moral authority to be engaged, involved in those activities.