Watch the following video concerning the thuggery of the EPA against the Sacketts:
Now read the 8th Amendment to the Constitution:
"Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted."
I wonder if the Clean Water Act and the EPA in general, with there huge fines, could be brought to court as unconstitutional for violating the 8th Amendment. I would think so. Not only are the fines represented in the Clean Water Act constitutionally suspect as "excessive," thus violating the 8th Amendment, but it looks like the EPA is allowed to fine individuals separately from the courts all by itself, without a trial, AKA due process of law. I don't think this is right, nor constitutional. What think yee, my readers (if there be any?)
The video makes clear that the EPA imposes excessive fines, as does the Clean Water Act. They should have challenged both the act and the EPA fines in their case against the EPA as unconstitutional for violating the 8th Amendment.
Mind you, there are some other constitutional issues concerning the EPA brought up in the video, particularly the practice of the EPA confiscating private property via congressional acts without just compensation (let alone any compensation) and without due process of law. Thus, it seems to me that the EPA should be brought to court for unconstitutional practices. But, according to this video, it seems they are insisting they can't be brought to court.