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548 days ago.
by absolem
Kendall78
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Executive Orders: Good, bad or depends?

In recent months there have been a lot of discussion about the President and his use of Executive Orders. The question is, are Executive Orders a good thing or bad? If one party within Congress is hindering government so badly, is the President correct to use the Executive Order to go around them?

 
 

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Kendall78

"No need to pass New laws. Deport them now"

Obviously the old laws are not working. While we may not need new laws, perhaps the old ones could be fixed if Congress would just act. Correction, if the House of Reps would act. The Senate has already spoken on the issue but the House has delayed which of course has brought this whole possible Executive Order business up.

Deport them how? While many could be deported, a good portion have children born here and are citizens. Could you imagine the sheer cost of trying to uproot tens of millions of people who are firmly embedded in our economic structure?

Posted 785 days ago.

Kendall78

"Conservative families don't break the law"

Well..that's a lie. Most people would think of the South as conservative and they committed treason by trying to break away from the nation.

Posted 785 days ago.

Kendall78

"Where do you get the fact they come from conservative backgrounds???"

So from what you know about Mexico and Central America...you think they come from a very Liberal cultural background?

Do they tend to have "nuclear families" or large ones?

The major religion is Catholicism, is that a liberal religion?

Posted 785 days ago.

Kendall78

Going back to the possible use of an Executive Order in regards to Immigration, it sound like Congress knew this was coming but refused to do anything about it.

Is it the fault of the Executive Branch when one half of the Legislative fails to act?

Posted 785 days ago.

Kendall78

"The socialist left wants to IGNORE those laws.."

Was it the socialist Left (whoever they are) that wa signoring those laws during the Bush administration as well?

"import 11 million New democrat votes plain and simple."

Yes...because Hispanic people who come from traditional conservative family backgrounds and religious tend to be Democrats. I mean, why would the Republicans want people like that coming here?

Posted 785 days ago.

Kendall78

@Harry- Of course if a person falls into the "President is taking too much power" perspective, then who it to blame if not Congress itself?

I personally would like to see a more powerful Congress that can come together and put political party stuff to the side. Just like during the Bush Administration and even now...Congress should quit puting things off and make clean and clear votes on issues.

Posted 785 days ago.

harryanderson

On the other side, the late Sen. Byrd felt the Presidency had taken too much power. See his last book, "Losing America: Confronting a Reckless and Arrogant Presidency." It's very convincing.

I tend to agree with Byrd. I feel the Legislative Branch has given up too much power over the years, particularly the power to declare war.

Posted 785 days ago.

harryanderson

It seems that whether or not one agrees with robust executive power depends on who the executive is.

Dick Cheney's yelling about Obama now, despite his position when he held power. In 2005, Mr. Cheney "...said President Bush is aggressively consolidating the powers of the presidency, reversing a weakening of the office dating back more than 30 years."

"Speaking to reporters while flying from Pakistan to Oman, the vice president also suggested that the strengthening of the presidency is not finished."

ww w.washingtontimes.co m/news/2005/dec/21/20051221-121348-3996r/#ixzz36FOCBFZY

Posted 785 days ago.

Kendall78

"The house was taken away by the people for a reason as well."

And the people kept the Democrats in control of the Senate for a reason as well?

Posted 785 days ago.

Kendall78

Is Congress fulfilling the will of the people?

If no, then is it ok for the Executive Branch to use it's powers and go around them?

If yes, then why does Congress have a lower approval rating than the President?

Posted 785 days ago.

The government needs hindering when a tyrant and senate enablers are in power.

Executive orders have rules and regulations. According to the Supreme Court, obama does not always follow them.

Posted 785 days ago.

Mark121

Good or bad, they are a legitimate power of the executive branch.

Posted 786 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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