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Executive orders are not in the U.S. Constitution but.....
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In the United States, an executive order is an order or directive issued by the head of the executive branch at some level of government. The term executive order is most commonly applied to orders issued by the President, who is the head of the executive branch of the federal government. Executive orders may also be issued at the state level by a state's governor or at the local level by the city's mayor.

U.S. Presidents have issued executive orders since 1789, usually to help officers and agencies of the executive branch manage the operations within the federal government itself. Executive orders have the full force of law,[1] since issuances are typically made in pursuance of certain Acts of Congress, some of which specifically delegate to the President some degree of discretionary power (delegated legislation), or are believed to take authority from a power granted directly to the Executive by the Constitution. However, these perceived justifications cited by Presidents when authoring Executive Orders have come under criticism for exceeding Executive authority; at various times throughout U.S. history, challenges to the legal validity or justification for an order have resulted in legal proceedings.

... Maybe we should give congress something to do like impeach the president for exceeding his constitutional authority.


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Mark de LA says
M 2012-06-20 09:24:25 16058
The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy.

~ Benjamin Franklin

Imagine a police chief instructing everyone on the police force to issue no speeding tickets to anyone under age 26, regardless of how fast the driver was going. That’s not discretion; it’s a policy instruction that changes the meaning of the law. Former Bush Administration lawyer John Yoo goes further:
Imagine the precedent this claim would create. President Romney could lower tax rates simply by saying he will not use enforcement resources to prosecute anyone who refuses to pay capital-gains tax. He could repeal Obamacare simply by refusing to fine or prosecute anyone who violates it.

Mark de LA says
As heads butt over Fast & Furious gun running operation by ATF/DOJ . Holder faces contempt. Obama asserts executive privilege.  It will be interesting to see how this works out with this so-called most open government of crooks & thieves we have right now. Cries of partisanship ring empty when inquiries into the executive branch end up with official testamony of "I don't know who was ultimately responsible"
FLASHBACK: Attacked Trying 'To Hide Behind Executive Privilege'...
... 'Over documents he's supposedly never seen?'
Issa to Holder: Get ready for contempt vote...


Mark de LA says
While it is laudable to want a segment of the population to focus upon education it is also pandering to a minority to shore up the failing education system, union dominated, for one minority versus another.  It is racism perhaps implying that the US education system somehow was racist? or become racist!

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