Sorry dawg, this is incorrect. An executive order is not a law at all. An executive order cannot create a law or modify an existing law. An executive order is only intended to give instructions to Federal employees as to how to deal with something. It is no different than a CEO setting policy for how the company operates. Obama has been illegally using executive orders to circumvent existing laws. It is illegal because an executive order cannot change a law. He is, however, changing the way that laws are enforced.
Originally Posted by iowadawg
Thus far under Obama, this has frequently been to the detriment of the country, such as his executive order to drop the 'seeking work' requirement from the welfare laws that Clinton signed. The law still applies, but Federal employees report to the president and must follow his orders. There is also the executive order he signed on December 31, 2011 authorizing the military to be used again American citizens, which is in violation of the Posse Comitatus law. The list of illegal executive orders under Obama is long and getting longer.
A presidential executive order does not apply to state or city employees, nor does it apply to citizens. A president is not a king and The Constitution's Separation of Powers is intended to prevent him from becoming a dictator. That is why Obama shows so much disdain for The Constitution.
The president has no authority to create any laws. Laws are made by Congress.
I am wondering why no one in the media is questioning why so many of these shootings have occurred since Obama took office. Is it the economy, an extension of people's mistrust for a president who is inherently dishonest and has deep disdain for his country, or as some conspiracy buffs believe, is the situation being manipulated by the government in order to justify confiscation of firearms, which would be required for a complete takeover?
It is very clear to us in Arizona that Fast and Furious was a failed Obama and Holder attempt to turn public opinion against firearm ownership. That did not work, so it is very possible that they are working on Plan B. In order to push through new, restrictive firearms laws, Obama must first change overwhelming public opinion about firearms ownership.
In the case of this school shooting, banning firearms would not have changed anything. The guy could have accomplished the same thing with a knife or a baseball bat.
Last edited by TopDogger; 16 December, 2012 at 13:35 PM.
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