For those interested in reading the post below from EatPrayVote, here is a direct link to the Executive Order page on Whitehouse.gov
By Tom Milligan
The use of Executive Orders to bypass our system of checks and balances is nothing new.
Even though the founders designed our government to include 3 equally powerful branches to provide checks and balances to each other, every President since George Washington has wielded their pen instead of working through Congress as envisioned by our founders.
The founders designed a government of the people, for the people, and by the people. NOT of the President, for the President, or by the President.
But since the practice of issuing Executive Orders isn’t going to end, all we can do is study each Order and – as a people – fight back against any Order that is illegal, unconstitutional, or represents even a hint of executive overreach.
Notice I said “as a people”.
All of us.
This responsibility is not limited to conservatives, liberals, Republicans, Democrats, independents, whites…
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