Are we as Americans allowing our Constitution to be diluted by abuse of executive orders?

I believe this transcends party lines. Not just a Republican or Democrat issue.
Examples: Clinton taking BLM lease land away from ranchers in the west (weak example), Bush– Patriot Act.

absolutely. the idea of signing statements is an aberration, the likes that the country has never seen before.
the democratic congress has been rolled and should be ashamed for not standing up to this attempt at an imperial presidency. what good is the principle of checks and balances if the congress does not exercise it authority under the constitution.

Post Author: mark

7 thoughts on “Are we as Americans allowing our Constitution to be diluted by abuse of executive orders?

    Pied Hussein Piper

    (February 13, 2010 - 10:51 am)

    Examples?
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    Queen of Wands

    (February 13, 2010 - 11:19 am)

    Yes and Bush has been the worst about this…
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    malclave

    (February 13, 2010 - 11:51 am)

    No.
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    riverotter1968

    (February 13, 2010 - 12:20 pm)

    The president can’t over-rule the supreme court.

    He can ignore them like President Jackson did when he let the Cherokee be kicked out of the southeast, but he can’t over rule them with an executive order.
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    iraqisax

    (February 13, 2010 - 12:48 pm)

    I am not allowing it. I am fighting it.

    We have a spineless Congress that refuses to put the Executive in his place. Executive orders have no authority over anyone except employees of the Executive Branch, but Congress stupidly acts as though they are somehow the law.

    Congress no longer declares war. They just allow the Executive to wage war whenever he wishes. So why do we need a Congress. We already have a dictator!
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    DOUBLE J 54

    (February 13, 2010 - 1:22 pm)

    absolutely. the idea of signing statements is an aberration, the likes that the country has never seen before.
    the democratic congress has been rolled and should be ashamed for not standing up to this attempt at an imperial presidency. what good is the principle of checks and balances if the congress does not exercise it authority under the constitution.
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    T S

    (February 13, 2010 - 2:05 pm)

    The Patriot Act was not an executive order. It was passed by Congress. And you are a delusional paranoid if you think it takes away any of your rights.
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