Originally posted by Aloysius the Gaul
reply to post by Yosemite Sam
Perhaps you should read my post just above yours......
Although there is no Constitutional provision or statute that explicitly permits executive orders
You lose right there, in you own posted words.
there is a vague grant of "executive power" given in Article II, Section 1, Clause 1 of the Constitution, and furthered by the declaration "take
Care that the Laws be faithfully executed" made in Article II, Section 3, Clause 4. Most Executive Orders use these Constitutional reasonings as the
authorization allowing for their issuance to be justified as part of the President's sworn duties, the intent being to help direct officers of the
US Executive carry out their delegated duties as well as the normal operations of the federal government: the consequence of failing to comply
possibly being the removal from office.
How does this authorize him to allow 800,00 ILLEGAL aliens to stay in this country, just cause he says so?
How does this authorize him to withhold 10,000 DOJ documents from congress over Fast ans Furious, just cause he says so?
GITMO, off-shore drilling, killing the coal industry, and on and on.....just cause I say so.
ALL of this usurping and side-stepping the US congress.
If you're going to defend this, then you're political affiliation if quite obvious.