Executive Orders. What does the United States Constitution say about Executive Orders?
Executive Orders have two main functions: to modify how an executive branch department or agency does its job (rule change) or to modify existing law, if such authority has been granted to the President by Congress. Executive orders are not mentioned by the Constitution, but they have been around a long, long time. George Washington issued several Presidential Proclamations, which are similar to EO's (Proclamations are still issued today). EO's and Proclamations are not law, but they have the effect of statutes. A typical modern Proclamation might declare a day to be in someone's honor. Historically, they have had broader effect, such as the Emancipation Proclamation. A typical EO might instruct the government to do no business with a country we are at war with. Executive orders are subject to judicial review, and can be declared unconstitutional. Today, EO's and Proclamations are sequentially numbered. The average president issues 58 EO's a year. As of March 13, 1936, all EO's must be published in the Federal Register. The first to have been so published was #7316, by President Roosevelt.
The USC does not mention EOs period. It is a man-made "thing to do" and EOs have been overreaching since the 1900s. Please note that SCOTUS can declare EOs to be unconstitutional. Also note that the CONGRESS must approve of the EOs. When was that last done,eh? We have a pathetic Congress and NONE of them know the USC or they do know and don't care.
Obama May Use Executive Orders to Bypass Congress on Gun Control Laws - NOTE! Obama cannot and I repeat - CANNOT - issue an EO to "get around Congress" for any reason whatsoever. Period. Ever. EOs must be approved of by Congress.
To put this issue to rest, EOs are for the Presidential Administration as to how THEY act, not to "make a new law". Plain and simple, if an EO is utilized to make law and Congress makes no allotment for this "new law", all involved need to be either be impeached, censured or removed from office in one fashion or another. Period. However, we have no one in the DC conglomeration of dip dunks that have the COURAGE to protect We The People.
Oath of Office for the Congress Critters: (I will add my comments in bold print accordingly)
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.
Solemnly: formal and dignified : a solemn procession. not cheerful or smiling; serious. characterized by deep sincerity. [ORIGIN Middle English in the sense associated with religious rites]
foreign and domestic: those that demand the adherence to the United States Constitution are not, and I repeat - NOT - the enemies of the State. Sorry libtards.
true faith: One true faith, the religious concept that claims superiority over other beliefs
allegiance: loyalty or commitment of a subordinate to a superior or of an individual to a group or cause : those wishing to receive citizenship must swear allegiance to the republic | a complex pattern of cross-party allegiances.
obligation: an act or course of action to which a person is morally or legally bound; a duty or commitment. the condition of being morally or legally bound to do something
mental reservation: a qualification tacitly added in making a statement, etc.; an unexpressed doubt or criticism.
purpose of evasion: an indirect answer; a prevaricating excuse. the action of evading something
faithfully discharge: in a loyal manner. in a manner that is true to the facts or the original do all that is required to fulfill (a responsibility) or perform (a duty). do all that is required to fulfill (a responsibility) or perform (a duty).
so help me God: is a phrase often used to give an oath, and most commonly required as part of an oath of office. It is also used in some jurisdictions as a forth of oath for other forms of public duty, such as an appearance in court, service as a juror, etc. The essence of the phrase is a request to divine agency to render assistance (help) by being a guarantor of the oath taker's own honesty and integrity in the matter under question, and by implication invoking divine displeasure if the oath taker fails in their duty in this regard. It therefore implies greater care than usual in the act of the performance of one's duty, such as in testimony to the facts of the matter in a court of law. The use of the phrase implies a greater degree of seriousness and obligation than is usually assigned to common conversation.
How many Congress Critters take their Oaths this seriously? How many? I will venture a guess that perhaps that MAYBE there MIGHT be 10 or so in the House and Senate that really do give a damn. Everyone else? Remove them from office because NONE of them "swear" on anything...they just "take the Oath" because it is a convenient ploy to lie, cheat and steal...from We The People that OWN the United States Constitution.
I have something this tired and useless Disadministration can potentially change but they will be on the wrong end of the weapon, plain and simple. An EO cannot ever "amend" the United States Constitution under any circumstance, people. Never. And for you moronic dolts known as the "liberal"? My sites are on YOU in this regard.
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