Restrict Act – Expanding Bureaucratic Power

Restrict Act – Expanding Bureaucratic Power

Restrict Act 2023 S. 686

By KrisAnne Hall, Constitutional Attorney

Under the previous “Chevron” judicial precedent Congress granted great power to executive agencies and their department heads.  Deferring to the judgment of unelected bureaucrats, Congress wrote law after law expanding executive agencies’ ability to weild unchecked power. This administrative state has wreaked immeasurable havoc on the liberties of everyday Americans.  Finally, through a series of Opinions, SCOTUS overturned the Chevron precedent and declared that federal agencies must be able to point to specific Congressional authorization for their actions. Courts should be “skeptical,” the decision said, of these agencies’ authority to set broad policy through novel statutory approaches.  SCOTUS moved the pendulum of power back in the direction of the proper Constitutional limits of separation of powers and delegation of powers.

In the alleged fight against the Chinese Communist Party, certain members of Congress through the Restrict Act, will reverse the SCOTUS corrections and push the pendulum back in the direction of arbitrary, unlimited, and unchecked bureaucratic authority.    Apparently certain members of Congress have become comfortable and accustomed to creating dangerous and unlimited power within these ungovernable executive department heads through “novel statutory approaches.”  By authorizing broad executive interpretation, Congress surrenders its own authority to bureaucrats and sidesteps accountability after unleashing these already lawless agencies.

We’ve watched in recent months numerous hearings featuring Congressional representatives attempting to reign in lawless agencies and their leaders. Now they want to empower another executive to wreak havoc across the landscape of American Liberty.  Talk about a disconnect! Why  in the fight against the “enemies” of America do the liberties of Americans always end up in the crosshairs?

The Restrict Act is an eggregious assault on American liberty. It adds unlimited and overbroad authority to the Secretary of Commerce. It secures no true check and balance. It sidesteps due process protections. It creates enormous loopholes which circumvent every constitutional limitation placed upon government. Here are just a few goodies in this new Patriot Act Lite:

  • Gives the government authority over all forms of communication domestic or abroad.
  • Grants powers to “enforce any mitigation measure to address any risk” to national security now and in any “potential future transaction.”
  • Allows the Director of National Intelligence and Secretary of Commerce the authority to universally designate new “Foreign Adversaries” without notifying congress.
  • “Foreign Individuals” can now also be US citizens that are deemed a national security threat.
  • Requires a joint resolution of Congress to overturn.
  • Once designated, the bill grants authority to enforce any action deemed necessary to mitigate the threat, with no due process and few limits on punishments.
  • Authorizes $1,000,000 fine, 20 years in prison and forfeiture of everything you own (no due process).
  • Grants unlimited hiring power to positions of enforcement, unlimited funds with little or no review.
  • Immunity from FOIA…(in other words: secret courts, secret searches, secret siezures, secret punishments).

The idea that the Restrict Act is somehow limited to “foreign” threats is just as laughable as when that assertion was made in 2012 when the “Indefinite Detention” provisions were added to the NDAA of 2012 and equally as unbelievable as the “sunset” provisions added to the 2001 Patriot Act that continues to deny the constitutional limits of government 20 years after its legislative sunset was scheduled to take place. It does absolutely NOTHING to affect the Chinese Communist Party but it certainly opens up a vast opportunity to tyrannizes Americans. And all it took was Tik Tok; that’s how easily some will move to shred the Constitution when the right boogey-man comes along.

If passed the Restrict Act will likely plague the Liberties of Americans for generations to come.  We must act now to prevent this violent attack on our Constitution.  Tell your representative to RESIST the Restrict Act.

Sanity in Four Steps

People ask me how it is possible that I can be so calm in the face of current events? No one could argue that I’ve stuck my head in the sand and am ignoring the daily insults to our Liberty. I developed the BreathEasy app to actively combat our rulers’ encroachments on our individual sovereignty at the grassroots level.  And yet, even in spite of the hourly outrages enacted against a Free people, they ask, ‘Rob, what is your secret?’

Over the last several years I’ve created a few simple rules for myself to help me navigate the utterly strange and transformative times we live in today.  For your kind consideration, I’ve written them up for you below. It is my sincerest belief you find value in them.

Rule Number One: It’s ALL lies

This is the foundational principle upon which all other rules are laid. If you can get your mind around the idea that literally everything that we are told are lies, misconceptions or simply incorrect, you will learn to not be so surprised when a new ‘truth’ replaces an old ‘truth.’

We all engage with social media, watch the news or talk with friends and neighbors. Through these channels, we (think) we are learning about the world around us and consider ourselves to be well-informed. But in fact, nothing could be further from the truth.  It’s all wrong, untrue or outright lies. I think Socrates said it best on his deathbed when he (is purportedly to have) said, “I know that I know nothing.”

Or was that Sergeant Schultz?

So what’s a citizen – soldier or keyboard warrior to do when the weapons used against him are not rifles or cannons but information?

I know it’s tempting to believe that your favorite news outlet or social media darling has the inside track on current events, but it simply isn’t so. And when we choose favorite information sources, it becomes nothing more than a “my news is better than your news” competition with no winners leaving us no closer to the ACTUAL Truth.

Sometimes the only way to win is to not play the game and remove your pieces from the information gameboard altogether. When you refuse to play their game with their rules, you absolutely neuter any weapons levied against you. How do you do this? It’s simple, really.  Simply accept as axiomatic that any information that makes its way to you is curated for your consumption, not your benefit.  It’s ALL Lies…


Rule Number Two: Observation Does Not Require Emotional Investment

Our generation is the most professionally and most efficiently propagandized population in the history of the planet (no exaggeration). Because of this, it behooves us to disarm our enemies from their best and favorite weapon: information.

We are in the midst of a war fought on a battlefield of information. False information is used to dishearten, enflame and divide. Your strategy should then be to deny the enemy of their last and only weapon against you: Your own emotional response.

If you start from the premise that all pieces of information fed to you are outright lies, incomplete or simply not factual (Rule One), it becomes much easier to not allow it to command your emotions. As Humans, we seek out bad news; we absolutely addicted to it.  Sales pitch men know it, politicians know it and our Deep State rulers know it. We must learn to observe events or pieces of information and resist the very human temptation to 1) believe it and 2) react to it.

Observation does not require response or emotional investment.

Rule Number Three: Criminals Gonna Criminal

One of the biggest contributors to our anger is the constant surprise we feel when the politicians do what politicians always do -> Engage in rank corruption to line their own pockets (or worse).

  • Anger comes from surprise.
  • Surprise comes from disappointment.
  • Disappointment comes from the difference between expectations and reality.

You can break this chain by simply removing the premise that expectations will match reality. They won’t and this is especially true in the political sphere. There are so many agendas, vendettas and varying and conflicting interests that we could NEVER understand all the interplay and relationships among them.

I daresay this is a significant reason why so many of our Leftist friends are so angry all the time: they live in the world of “should be” and not as it truly is. They lack the critical thinking and intellectual rigor to recognize that information that exists that is unknown to them;  they believe they know all there is to know and the world around them can be modeled and simulated into perfection. The refuse to account for an individual’s Free Will which confounds their plans to no end (thus requiring their hegemonic control of every aspect of your life).

Stop being surprised when you learn of some new criminality by those in power. By accepting the very simple premise that our government is riven with corruption, your surprise will cease and you will break the chain that leads only to anger.


Rule Number Four: Participate

A key cause of hopelessness is a lack of agency. Stated another way, people become hopeless when they believe they can’t win or get ahead; that the cards are stacked against them and the game is rigged. People lose hope because they feel powerless to change things, however wrong that may be. The antidote to this hopelessness is to simply participate in the fight at whatever level you are able.

No grand gestures or actions are necessarily required to participate either! I know that we here in the trenches look up and see the heavy hitters in the Great Cause and think to ourselves, “I could never do that.” But just remember, all those podcasts, videos, interviews, speeches, television appearances, etc. are merely the White Swan floating along the water. Yes, it’s beautiful but the real action is occurring below the waterline. We 99% are literally the White Swan’s webbed feet furiously paddling just under the surface that go completely unseen.  But those webbed feet are what propels the Swan. 

Understand that your participation, at whatever level you can manage, propels the Great Cause’s White Swan and helps sustain your hope through these times that Try a Man’s Soul. My small contribution to our Effort was the creation of the BreathEasy app to help build the parallel economy.  YOUR small contribution could be as small as simply using the BreathEasy app and, by your efforts, incrementally create the larger whole, one vote at a time. We are strongest when we are united. The BreathEasy network builds that unity.

Your participation creates agency for yourself. Your agency creates hope for yourself and others. Your hope will sustain you in the dark days that are yet ahead of us.

We will outlast our enemies.

We will demolish the old normal.

We will free ourselves from the bondage we never knew we suffered



R. Altomare
Founder, BreathEasy
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Ignorance is Dangerous

I don’t know Diana Guthe, but I despise her.

How is it possible to be so narcissistic and lack self-awareness at the same time?  The mind boggles!

Let me explain. 

I ran across a social media post the other day by this person and her ignorant self-righteousness was so horrendous, I could not let it pass without comment.

Ms. Guthe’s post is of a selfie taken on an airplane with the following comment:

“I no longer mask everywhere. I avoid most large gatherings, choose outdoors whenever possible & assess indoor spaces on basis of density/ventilation. I also consider date of last booster (Novavax 3 wks ago). I continue to mask on planes and anywhere else I consider higher risk”

Are you kidding me? Is this woman bragging?

This woman arrogates for herself the ‘right to choose’ on where and when she wears a mask and actually brags about the many variables she takes into consideration when making her choice.

What she fails to see (and never will) was that she spent 2 years screaming at the unmasked, yelling at us that we were killing people by our choice to ‘assess indoor spaces’ and choose for ourselves that our risk was nil.

This harpy is of the same ilk who would deny you due process on Monday and then demand due process for herself on Tuesday.

To borrow a line from the left’s autistic global – warming darling puppet of the moment, “How dare you.”

How dare this harridan claim for herself the same right to ‘assess’ and choose that she denied us just a few short months ago. 

And here’s the kicker! She sees absolutely no problem in her statements.  In this woman’s mind, it’s perfectly acceptable to deny an individual’s sovereignty and a few short months later declare herself ‘smarter than thou’ and make the exact same choices you made three years ago.

Diane Guthe, I don’t know you, but you can go F yourself.


R. Altomare

Founder, BreathEasy

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Doctor’s Orders!

The World Didn’t Change, We Did

I visited the doctor this week. Nothing serious, but thanks for asking.

I only bring this up because it is so unusual; I NEVER go to the doctor. I avoid doctors like, well, like the plague.

And if our collective experience over the last couple years is any evidence, I’d say my longstanding strategy to avoid ‘medical professionals’ turned out to be well founded.  I predict when I am 236 years old, someone will ask me what my secret to long life was and I will tell them, “Eat your veggies, have a glass of wine with dinner and avoid all doctors!”

Regardless, I needed to refill a very minor (and my only) prescription which had run out recently. Complicating this very boring situation was the fact that I never bothered to pick a new doctor when I moved from the People’s Republic of Portland to Free Florida over two years ago. Time to find a new doctor!

Now don’t think for a second that I had somehow forgotten our collective experience with the ‘medical’ industry over the last 3 years. Images of professionally choreographed (by whom?) dancing nurses bounced through my head as I made the temporary concession to see a ‘doctor’ to refill my small 8-dollar prescription. And when I finally landed on a ‘doctor’ to visit, trust me, my skepticism was on high alert.

I have to say that, considering our shared experiences of illegal mask mandates, combative businesses and the imprisonment of patriots for insisting on the ‘my body, my choice’ precedent to refuse medical mandates, I have to say that I was a little apprehensive as I walked up to the medical office building for my appointment that day! I simply didn’t know what to expect.

Remember: I hadn’t visited a doctor in three years.  I simply didn’t know if the off-Broadway Dancing Nurse troupe and Mask Mandate Enforcement Brigade that guarded the front desk would scream at my beautifully unmasked face and order me, without authority, to don a paper face diaper or require some other useless ritual just to see the Great and Magnificent ‘doctor.’

And it was for this reason I built the BreathEasy app in the first place.  BreathEasy gives patriots the ability to flag woke businesses so that OTHER patriots will know beforehand to avoid them. BreathEasy is our tool to starve the beast of our hard – earned dollars and build the parallel economy one BreathEasy vote at a time.

Unfortunately for me, nobody had voted on any medical establishments in my area yet! So, I had the honor of being the advance guard to test the waters for my fellow patriots nearby. And, yes, I opened the BreathEasy app and voted!

Here’s the good news: Nobody accosted my beautiful, unmasked face. There were no Karens calling the police nor were there any minimum wage guards handing me a paper slave muzzle; I was able to enter the building and ride the elevator to the doctor’s office in peace. It almost felt like 2019 in there.  Almost…

But here’s the bad news: I am over 50 which I presume is some sort of milestone age in medical circles. As soon as I walked in, I felt like a limping wildebeest separated from the herd just waiting to get billed into oblivion by these hyenas of the medical Serengeti. And when the ‘doctor’ finally met me (for the first time) in the examination room, he could barely contain his excitement at his dumb luck of getting an over-50 male with good insurance.

Unfortunately for him, I am in excellent health. I eat right, I am not overweight, I go to the gym 4 times a week and I have a brain in my head. But that didn’t stop the Pfizer Pitchman!  As he entered the examination room, his first words to me were, “You’re 50! You’re halfway done!”

This is the man I am supposed to entrust my longevity to???

I swear to God, I should have walked out right then…

After a few very perfunctory questions, this ‘doctor’ began prescribing all manner of blood tests, probes, medications, cameras and scopes to be inserted in all the most inconvenient of places.  And all this happened in the first 10 minutes of the very first visit with absolutely ZERO medical records to inform his ‘professional opinion’ (remember, I don’t go to doctors, so no records). I swear I saw two tiny $’s in the pupils of his eyes as he entered the tiny examination room.

Get this: One of the medications he prescribed was an acid reflux medication.  And when I told him, “I don’t have acid reflux” do you know what he said? He said, “You may have reflux without even realizing it, it’s just best to get you on this medication now.”

Wow. It really was 2019 in there. Did I suddenly have ‘Asymptomatic Acid Reflux??’ Did he honestly think he could peddle the same lines that worked before the recent COVID unpleasantness?

So at the end of the appointment, this doctor had signed me up for two exploratory procedures, a litany of blood tests, prescribed an unnecessary medication and recommended yet another ‘injectable’ medication that he called a ‘cure’ but, when pressed, revealed that the ‘cure’ wears off after a few months! My God, this guy was swinging for the fences, wasn’t he?

Finally on the other side of this medical minefield and on my way out the door, I paid my co-pay and just got the hell out of there; I felt dirty. I had brushed up against medical corruption and every fiber in my being screamed, ‘run away!’

In the days following this appointment, I replayed the episode in my mind and I realized something. This ‘doctor’ wasn’t to blame; he was doing the only thing he knew how to do: prescribe drugs. This had ALWAYS been the system we lived under and which we all suspected to some degree or another. It’s just that it had become undeniable now.  ‘Horse de-wormer,’ anyone?

And then I realized the most important thing: the system hadn’t changed, it had always been thus. It was I who had changed. 

Look, our shared experience worldwide has changed ALL of us and how we perceive the world we were born into. No longer do we trust authority blindly like we did before. We are skeptical, we are questioning, we are distrustful of the organs of authority positioned over us. And this applies in the political realm just as much as the medical. These ‘authority figures’ sold their credibility on the alter of tyranny and compliance and it will be decades before they get it back. They mistakenly believed that their success was measured in dollars when in fact, it is measured in trust.

But the good news is that we see it now! Collectively, we now look at modern doctors as co-opted, corrupt salesmen for an industry who has no interest in curing us at all.

Granted, some of us came to this conclusion decades ago, but many of us have only realized it recently.  These latecomers to this realization are watching their friends, relatives and acquaintances drop dead from a ‘safe and effective’ injection cruelly called a ‘vaccine.’ They are joining our ranks daily.

I foresee a drastically different future for the medical profession after all the damage they’ve done to themselves. I predict the medical profession will regress towards what it does best: setting bones and prescribing chicken soup. And to this I say, “GOOD!” How many medications do we take to counteract the side effects of yet other drugs? Isn’t it just smarter to avoid the Merry Go ‘Round of side-effects treatment altogether?

And, in case you were wondering: I filled the one little prescription I needed and cancelled all the rest.

Patriot, we, together, have awakened to the true nature of the forces arrayed against us on a myriad of fronts. It is incumbent upon us to change the game and write new rules for ourselves. We are no longer ignorant participants in our own slaughter. We are taking charge.

Welcome to the New World, Neo.


R. Altomare

Founder, BreathEasy

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P.S. If anyone out there knows of a patriot doctor in the North Florida area who respects their patients, please drop me a line. I’m in the market…

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