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Obama's Ace: The Executive Order

dweimaraner Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 9:37 AM
If you actually read and understand the constitution you would realize, as most constitutional scholars do, that Article 2 is very vague with regards to the powers and responsibilities of the office of the President. Beyond taking an oath, election procedures, appointing of "vacancies" (yes it only says vacancies), being commander in chief and impeachment procedures it says nothing of executive orders. It has thus been established by historical precedent that the congress can determine the limits of presidential power. And in this case as with GWB the congress is acquiescing. Unlike when FDR tried to pack the supreme court.


President Obama has already displayed a keen eye for wielding executive authority when Congress won’t act. Where will he take this in a second term?


Excerpted from Townhall Magazine's February feature, "Obama's Ace: The Executive Order," by Joel Gehrke:

"We can’t wait for an increasingly dysfunctional Congress to do its job,” President Obama said in October 2011, after the legislators refused to pass his latest stimulus bill, The American Jobs Act. “Where they won’t...