One of Obama's first orders of business when he takes office is going to be shooting down ALL of Bush's executive orders. OK, I won't argue with that, and it will be a good thing reversing those executive orders which amounted to passing legislation, or to come up with arguments about false definitions by Congress when it passed those laws. As for the other executive orders, that is also fair. When Obama leaves office, I am sure that executive orders he passed will also be overturned. That is the political aspect of executive orders, and in our type of government, it is something that everyone, whether on the right or the left, is going to have to live with as a fact of life.
However, let me go back to those executive orders which sought to make law instead of enforcing the law. Yes, I did say it was a good thing that these are being overturned, but what is to stop Obama from doing the same thing? Congress and the courts, that's what. That is why we need a fight at the Supreme Court to make perfectly clear the functions of Congress and the President. Congress passes laws. The president takes an oath to enforce those laws. Any other argument or collecton of weasel words is clearly unconstitutional. I would hope that Obama truly believes this, but he is a politician, and politicians are...... what's the word? Ah yes - Crooked by nature. Oops, that's 3 words, but you get my meaning. You can count on Obama to push the meaning of unitary executive, and he must be stopped.
The GOP is clearly in the minority now, but as a minorty, they can have a huge impact on the lawmaking process by taking Obama to court if he tries the same crap that Bush got away with. OK, OK, I know what some of you are going to say. Bush, Bush, Bush. My answer? So what? Just becuase the Democrats were lily-livered when Bush was in office doesn't mean the Republicans are. In fact, the one thing I AM counting on is the GOP's historic ruthlessness to bring an historic cornerstone of the Constitution back into today's political process, where it clearly belongs. If they do this, they will have 110% support from me. Go for it, Republicans!!
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