The Organization to Limit Congressional Spending (OLCS) is a private, non-partisan, non-profit organization of members who are working to limit congressional spending on activities (task or projects) that are not part of the responsibilities given to it by the Constitution.
The Organization to Limit Congressional Spending (OLCS) is a private, non-partisan, non-profit organization of members who are working (by using peaceful, legal, methods) to limit congressional spending to those activates that are listed in Article 1 Section 8 -- congress shall have the power to -- section of the US Constitution. The Organization to Limit Congressional Spending (OLCS) was formed in 2010. The Organization to Limit Congressional Spending (OLCS) completely disapproves of any act of violence by its members or any act by a member that is illegal. It is expected that the primary tool that will be use by the Organization to Limit Congressional Spending (OLCS) is the Federal Court system; however other legal methods will be used as appropriate. If the federal government's powers are limited, how can the federal government make laws and spend money on subjects (task or projects) that are not part of the responsibilities given to it by the Constitution?
We believe that there are constitutional enumerated powers that limit the power of congress. While we understand that there are implied constitutional powers that congress has, we believe that over the last fifty years these implied powers have expanded unchecked simply because no one has refuse to accept the expansion by congress of its powers. The constitution gives authority to a congress of limited power. For example, it was not until after thousands of people were jailed for speaking out against the draft during WW1 did the Supreme Court hear its first case on Freedom of Speech Schenck v. United States, 249 US 47(1919). The Supreme Court decision upheld the Espionage Act of 1917 and concluded that a defendant did not have a First Amendment right to free speech against the draft during WW1 . Yet, today few people will question one's constitutional right of freedom of speech to protest actions by the government that he/her disagrees with.
We believe that congress abuse of the fact that our founding fathers wanted the constitutional powers of the federal government to be limited to the enumerated powers in Article1 Section 8 has led to wasteful government spending such as pork barrel spending and government spending that is wasteful and a duplication of other government spending. Government wasteful spending comes in many forms. If we can limit government spending to projects that are authorized by the constitutional federal enumerated powers authority and eliminated the so call implied constitutional powers we can reduce the federal budget. This limit on government spending will not balance the budget, but it may reduce our federal government spending waste and the duplication of federal spending.
As with any new organization we have a great deal of work to do to get fully organized. We expect to develop a more detail web site as well as improve our current web site. We expect that we will publish a newsletter from time-to-time. If you believe that congress is exceeding its powers as enumerated in the constitution we would like for you to join our organization. Together we can make a difference – maybe not next year -- but our children and grand-children will benefit from your efforts. Join today!
Click on the appropriate link below to indicate your commitment to limit congressional spending. You can always change your level of commitment. However, until we get our website improved (we need volunteers to do it), you may need to re-enter some information.
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Level 2 --- I am ready to volunteer today to help limit congressional spending. We are looking for web masters, attorneys, accountants, spokespersons, researchers and watch-dogs, as well as administrator personnel. You do not need to be a professional. In addition to professional people we need dedicated lay people, as well as retirees to volunteer a few hours (per day or week or month) of their time to help the Organization to Limit Congressional Spending (OLCS). VOLUNTEER TODAY!
Level 3 --- I am ready today to make a donation to help the Organization to Limit Congressional Spending (OLCS). The need has never been greater for the American people to work to limit the “run-away” spending of congress. Protect our children’s and grand-children’s future. If you want to help limit congressional spending that is unconstitutional --support the OLCS. By making a gift today, you can make sure that the OLCS has the resources it needs to fight for a fiscal responsible government. DONATE NOW!