Five executive orders in the first three days! Most of these help Muslim Terrorists. Is Obama a dictator?

Usually, the legislative branch writes legislation and the president signs it. Since he is ruling by executive orders, when will he sign an executive order that benefits Americans?

I think he is a socialist, sorry to say this, but he might lead our country down the drain.

Post Author: mark

16 thoughts on “Five executive orders in the first three days! Most of these help Muslim Terrorists. Is Obama a dictator?

    Sophia

    (January 19, 2010 - 7:34 pm)

    yes, I am afraid he is. Michelle will be saying "let them eat cake" before too long.
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    Jorack Obiden

    (January 19, 2010 - 8:15 pm)

    He is just ensuring that there will be no checks and balances. I think he fancies himself as royalty.
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    saniuk4014

    (January 19, 2010 - 9:04 pm)

    I think he is a socialist, sorry to say this, but he might lead our country down the drain.
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    SB: Has a flooded basement! Ugh.

    (January 19, 2010 - 9:28 pm)

    I guess since its only three days in you’ll just have to wait at the edge of your seat to see.
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    Caribou "LIPS" Barbie™

    (January 19, 2010 - 9:38 pm)

    No, you are wrong.

    That would be treason. If you really feel that way, call the FBI and them what you told us.

    I dare you.
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    Mi£ady

    (January 19, 2010 - 9:45 pm)

    In a way, I look at Obama as a communist with his economy plan. He has sent a weird vibe through the country and its worrying me.

    Don’t forget his best friend is that creep Bill Ayers who is a terrorist. They wouldn’t even let Ayers into Canada, he’s on the watch list.
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    Ron Bing

    (January 19, 2010 - 10:09 pm)

    …when will he sign an executive order that benefits Americans?

    Not in the Program, nor the Agenda!
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    Lilac M

    (January 19, 2010 - 10:35 pm)

    He might be the opposite of FDR and worse than Bush even though he did do a good job about what happened in the Pentagon and what happened at 9/11 around the same time.
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    Mark H

    (January 19, 2010 - 11:17 pm)

    You will soon lose 11 points by criticising St. Obama.
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    Bob M

    (January 19, 2010 - 11:37 pm)

    Yes, he wants to be just like his hero, Abe Lincoln.
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    Bob H

    (January 19, 2010 - 11:53 pm)

    What has to happen immediately is placate the base. These orders are for the radical Lefts agenda!
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    tiedye_dude

    (January 20, 2010 - 12:12 am)

    He has done more in 3 days that Bush did in 8 years. He is going to be a great president and makes me proud to be an American.
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    Nicholas J

    (January 20, 2010 - 12:34 am)

    Hey Mi£ady that weird vibe was called inspiration.

    something to think about – when 9/11 occurred we all came together and supported our public servants and our president.

    If a terrorist attack occurs while Obama is in office will you guys tear the white house apart… This distress and polarization that exists in the country – the conflict between citizens is a parting gift from the Bush administration….
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    anelementalguy

    (January 20, 2010 - 12:52 am)

    I must say the optimism I felt leading up to Tuesday’s Inauguration is quickly being replaced with a sinking feeling in my stomach. It is not a good sign.
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    jp

    (January 20, 2010 - 1:37 am)

    Nick J, "you guys"; conflict between its citizens? wow! Who are "you guys"? When you look around the world where else can "citizens" disagree without fear of govt reprisal? I don’t see too many places. BTW, the conflict part was engineered in by the founding fathers for a reason. You do not have to agree with someone, but be glad you have that ability and don’t wish it away, please.

    And for the record, debate about the 5 exec orders IS a good thing. Maybe the president should address why he used the method he did vs. the legislative route. I think the oath he took (twice) said something about protecting the constitution. I would like to understand how these orders does that. Its a simple and correct ask. No malice, no anger, I just want that viewpoint.
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    VAK

    (January 20, 2010 - 2:13 am)

    It’s pretty comical that you’re declaring that he’s ruling by Executive Order. Four out of five of his orders are only necessary because Bush himself treated the Constitution like it was written on Charmin. 4 of these changes were presented through Executive Order because it was necessary to quickly overrule Executive Orders that Bush had signed.

    The fifth is an order that sets rules preventing impropriety in the Executive Branch, and thus only makes sense to be an Executive Order. And I honestly question how anyone could object to an order that prevents corruption in government.

    Bush’s actions that lead us to this point started by completely reinterpreting the powers of the Executive Branch, which in his eyes are somehow broad sweeping and out of reach of the checks and balances intended by the Framers. He & Dick also created some trumped up interpretation that the VP straddles the Executive and Legislative branches, providing much greater power to that office than the framers ever intended.

    Then, with these newly-defined, far-reaching, almighty powers, they regularly made further decisions and orders to define laws as they felt they should apply to their offices. And they took it upon themselves to classify information that served only to protect their administration from political embarrassment and possibly prosecution, when the intent of classifying information is to protect national security, not political reputations.

    And so Obama has already signed 5 executive orders and 2 memos that benefit Americans. They return the Executive Branch to its powers as defined in the Constitution, eliminate unconstitutional detention practices & state-sponsored torture, and seek to create much greater transparency within the government. Wow, such a tyrant Obama is.

    Obama’s Executive Orders:

    1. Presidential Records – This order ensures public access to a larger number of the records of current and previous presidential administrations, reversing restrictions implemented through a previous Executive Order by George W. Bush. Information is to be classified when releasing it would be detrimental to national security, not for political reasons to protect the reputation or avoid embarrassment of an administration.

    This order prevents the current and former Presidents from using Executive Privilege without valid reasons. Executive Privilege now requires review and support from the Atty General, White House Counsel, and any other agencies who carry jurisdiction over the event in question in the order of Executive Privilege. It thus helps to ensure that we have transparency in the US Government – that the public has access to as much information as possible – anything that would not be detrimental to national security.

    Obama said "Going forward, anytime the American people want to know something that I or a former President wants to withhold, we will have to consult with the Attorney General and the White House Counsel, whose business it is to ensure compliance with the rule of law. Information will not be withheld just because I say so. It will be withheld because a separate authority believes my request is well grounded in the Constitution."

    2. Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Personnel – bans those individuals from accepting gifts from lobbyists and implements so-called "revolving door bans" to restrict personnel movement between related public and private sector jobs within certain time frames.

    3. Review and Disposition of Individuals Detained at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base and Closure of Detention Facilities – We have been the point of ridicule in the world for using torture against detainees, and our detention of prisoners offshore outside of the rule of law has also been viewed with equal ridicule.

    Gitmo is nothing but a symbol of the abuses of the Bush Administration, and it must close. The offshore detention center was unconstitutional, as was denying these prisoners a fair trial, and revoking habeas corpus makes it a trifecta of constitutional violations. Hopefully, the human rights of these prisoners haven’t been violated to a point where they can’t even legally be tried. It’s almost certain that some of them HAVE been tortured so horribly that their cases will be dismissed. We can thank the Bush Admin for that.

    4. Review of Detention Policy Options – With Gitmo closing, moving forward we’ll need a new location. There are a number of options available, all of them actually Constitutional, and none of them will allow the release of enemy combatant

    5. Ensuring Lawful Interrogations – This one revokes another of Bush’s own Executive Orders that allowed for torture and made us the cause for disgust and ridicule in the world. We’re now back in line with the Geneva Convention. The US does not torture. We never have before and we never will again. This is the difference between savage war criminals and honorable men.

    Bush’s desecration of our Constitution and laws were a violation of the framework of this land, mounted an assault on the reputation of this country, and presented a serious threat to its continuing viability. He operated with a complete disregard for the life and livelihood of every citizen of this country by putting himself above the Constitution for which he was elected to defend. He so far overstepped his bounds as President, he will go down in history as the most tyrannous leader the US has ever seen. And some of you here are decrying Obama as a tyrannical dictator. Hilarious.

    The only order not written due to Bush’s orders or clean up his unconstitutional messes is the one for Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Personnel. And I challenge anyone to tell me how an Executive Branch ethics order intended to prevent impropriety in his administration is either tyrannical or objectionable to the average US citizen.
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    http://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing_room/executive_orders/

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gVkHCC0G9SdsUWnUmq_3GspQGTegD95SE4282

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