Executive order tyranny

Executive Orders have no standing in the US Constitution.

Article I, Section 8, paragraph 18: (Congress shall have power) “To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof.” (Emphasis added.)

10th A: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

Article II, Section 3: (The president) “shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed...”

For the past 100 years, progressive presidents have used executive orders to circumvent the will of Congress to implement their personal agendas for which there is no Congressional support or Constitutional justification.

Only Congress has been delegated authority to make law, and to define the authorities of every federal department and federal officer: neither the Executive nor the Judiciary can make or modify law.

Even Congress cannot create government powers beyond those delegated and enumerated in the Constitution.

The president has no constitutional authority to pick or choose what laws, or parts thereof, are to be enforced. His authority is delegated on condition of his sworn promise to faithfully execute the law, and to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.

Any state or federal officer that repudiates that solemn oath necessarily repudiates the government authority delegated to them on the basis of that pledge. Repudiating the authority repudiates the office and demands their immediate removal.

Executive orders are valid only in as much as they assign responsibilities within the executive branch to assure faithful execution of constitutional laws promulgated by Congress. Executive orders cannot create powers, or alter powers set by Congress. They cannot be used to implement political policies not enumerated in the Constitution (of which there are none) through action or inaction by the executive branch.

Any violation of these limitations is tyranny.

It’s 2014. Vote wisely.

Frank D. Banta

Newnan



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