Saturday, February 13, 2010
Executive Orders - Presidential Power
Before for continuing I think it only fair to acknowledge the use of presidential executive orders has been a practice of prior administrations, both democratic and republican. The criticism in this article will focus on the current occupant of the White House specifically. However, in general, it is critical of prior administrations as well. Indeed the entire concept of the use of executive orders to circumvent congress exercising its rightful power to legislate.
Rahm Emanuel, Obama's Chief of Staff, made this statement, "We are reviewing a list of presidential orders and directives to get the job done across a front of issues." Given this White Houses lack of promised transparency one can only imagine what lay in store.
Read the rest of the op ed article at Conservative Firestorm.