The vast majority of what the Federal government does is unconstitutional. The point of the constitution was twofold:
- Preserve the citizen's individual rights
- Chain down the Federal government and keep it from becoming the behemoth that it's become.
It's ironic that the first nation to be founded on the idea of a small limited government somehow grew into the largest bureaucracy the globe has EVER seen. Through the creation of Executive, alphabet agencies the creation of law has largely been usurped from Congress. The Constitution places all law making power in the hands of Congress, with limited jurisdiction in certain areas. All other areas of jurisdiction is to fall to the states. (See the 10th Amendment)
By creating executive agencies like the BLM, or BATF that can just write regulations(which have the same force of law behind them as actual 'Laws' have) with little or no oversight from Congress this effectively does an end run around the Constitution in 2 ways:
- It allows these agencies to cross over into the realm of jurisdictions preserved for the states under the 10A
- It circumvents Congress.
Many other areas of the Constitution have been usurped as well, but I can't possibly list them all, but look at Article 1 section 8: I am referring to the part that basically says that Congress can only fund a standing army for a period of 2 years during times of war. We have been taxed to maintain a standing army for well over 100 years now. NOBODY in D.C. even discusses this or the 10th Amendment, because they all know, what I am talking about.
“I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.” - James Madison
Another large issue is the 17th Amendment and the fact that it was never properly ratified and how it ties into the Revolutionary War and Congress' power to coin money. In essence our entire banking system is unconstitutional.
"The refusal of King George to allow the colonies to operate an honest money system, which freed the ordinary man from clutches of the money manipulators was probably the prime cause of the revolution" - Benjamin Franklin
I could go on and on about all the usurpations of the Constitution, but will throw only one last thing in: Rights as protected under the Bill of Rights are supposed to be unalienable. When you have to obtain a permission slip from government to exercise a right, that right has been reduced to a privilege.
For example: the requirement by local authorities in many areas to obtain a permit to peaceably assemble/protest. In this case as well as many other examples I could give, your right has been usurped. In this case the 1st Amendment just got reduced to a privilege. We could go right down the list of the Bill of Rights and find examples of how they have been reduced to privileges.
To even argue that the Federal government hasn't completely busted the chains of the Constitution, would be a fool's errand.