posted on Apr, 19 2013 @ 11:34 AM
"Executive Orders [EO] are official documents… through which the President of the United States manages the operations of the Federal Government."
National Archives EO Disposition Tables. The directives cite the President’s authority under the Constitution and/or statute (sometimes specified).
EOs are published in the Federal Register, and they may be revoked by the President at any time. Although executive orders have historically related
to routine administrative matters and the internal operations of federal agencies, recent Presidents have used executive orders more broadly to carry
out policies and programs.
That's straight from the DOJ.
You'll find E.O.'s from Hoover to Obama here, they don't show any from any prior presidents, I believe they didn't become a popular executive tool
Some are still in place, others have been repealed , but this proves to be a good place to start looking and getting a feel for these E.O.'s that are
becoming an increasing popular topic, with a little fear sprinkled on top.
Yes they seem to have been abused and used differently than their original intent, but they can be repealed, and they can be of any topic.
Hope this helps.