In the last Hundred years Presidents from T. Roosevelt to G.W.Bush issued a combined total of 121 Executive Orders that changed how America did things, and how laws were to be interpreted. Obama has issued 293 and still counting since he has been in office. They drastically change not only how laws are interpreted, some of them create new meanings not intended by Congress for those laws.
See: http://www.justice.gov/olc/predirective.htm This gives the definition of the legal effectiveness of Presidential orders as compared to executive orders.
Obama has been using Executive Orders since he was first sworn in in his first term, to bypass and render Congress Obsolete and Ineffective. I wonder why Congress has not directly met this threat to their Constitutional Authority except Minimally and Marginally to date? This President has many times deliberately overstepped his Constitutional Authority to advance his Socialist Agenda. Obama also picks and chooses which laws he wants enforced through the DOJ. This is a direct violation of Article II Section 3 Clause 5 of the Constitution. This President is regularly committed to usurpation of Congressional Power and violation of Constitutional Law as evidenced by his continuing actions.
Article 1 Section 1 of the Constitution Clearly states "All powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and a House of Representatives." and further confirms it in Article 1, section 8-18:
To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof. These preclude the Chief Executive from Legislating, and limits his Executive Orders to offices of the Federal Government Bureaucracies only. Unfortunately his orders include his CZARS and their regulatory powers in their Bureaucratic positions. Regulations which have the force of law unless overturned by Congress, and that has not happened yet.
Executive Orders made in open and Flagrant violation of Constitutional Law, show that Obama uses his Executive Orders to hide the fact he lacks the leadership capabilities necessary to gain the majority of Congressional support needed to get his Agendas enacted into law. He also uses/relies on them to advance his Ideology in willfully ignoring the Accepted interpretations of the Constitution, and by default Ignores Constitutional Law on a regular basis to advance his agendas without benefit of Congressional Approval.
This issue is basic to the Constitutional basis of 'Rule of Law' for America. When Obama states in creating an Executive Order, "He can't wait for Congress", not only is it a violation of the most basic precept of Constitutional Law, it is a violation of the trust given to him by the people of America. It is also a violation of his solemn Oath of Office.
Congress must take a stand against this flagrant abuse of power by Obama of using the Executive Orders to trivialize them, and render them essentially powerless. What is at issue with this President using Executive Orders, and previous Presidents use of them, is the underlying Constitutional Construct of America, which every elected government official has sworn an Oath to uphold, and not to basically change to fit their personal beliefs.
To make it crystal clear, I am not trying to attack Obama the man personally. I am deliberately attacking his corrupt agenda to change America into a Socialist Welfare Nation. His Imperialistic disregard for Constitutional Law and Accepted American Traditions, must be officially challenged by Congress, and unofficially challenged by the public at every turn, if we are to remain a Republic governed by the people instead of becoming a Dictatorship or Satrap governed by a Despot.
Since for reasons unknown, congress has been unreasonably silent on this critical Issue;
Please take a few minutes to contact your Representatives in Congress and explain the situation to them as you see it. Ask them to act in their, and in our best interests, to stop the erosion of power, and return the division/enumeration of powers to their proper Constitutional context, and re-institute the original Checks and Balances our Nation was Founded on.
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