Once again the president violates the law to do as he pleases. He must be held accountable for his tyranny. The latest travesty is the president’s illegal release of enemies of the US from prison without the prior approval of Congress as required by law (signed by Obama).
The US Constitution clearly states where law-making authority resides:
Article II, Section 8, Paragraph 18: (Congress shall have the 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).
It’s time for Congress to slam the door on the abuse of executive orders to illegally make law. There is no constitutional authority for executive orders to modify law. The legal purpose of Executive Orders is to delegate responsibility within the Executive branch for the ‘faithful execution of the laws”: the sworn duty of the president as Chief Executive.
Not only does Congress need to stop all future abuse of executive orders by explicitly declaring that executive orders do not; and cannot alter the definition or execution of any law or regulation; but merely assign within the executive branch, responsibility for its faithful execution. Congress must also declare that any existing executive order that modifies law is null and void.
The current president falsely prides himself in his usurpation of authorities never delegated to his office: a crime that our Constitutional Republic was founded to prevent. Whether by an errant president or by a despotic monarch, Americans have never tolerated tyranny.
The un-Constitutional acts of the current administration have crippled our economy; destroyed irreplaceable jobs-and entire industries; wasted Trillions of dollars rewarding political supporters; repudiated our allies; weakened our defenses; abdicated our Sovereignty; and given aid and comfort to our enemies. These illegal acts are intolerable!
All American government exists solely as servant, not master; of the American people: regardless of what the president wishes otherwise.
Frank D. Banta