While this is “factually” correct, it is not true that George Washington abused it.
His EO’s were limited to the operation of the Executive Branch and did not ever legislate laws for anyone outside of the government.
However, the most wide reaching violation of the Executive Order came from one of this country’s greatest Presidents, Abraham Lincoln.
His Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863 was, for certain, noble, just and something long needed and overdue.
For that reason, that Executive Order met small and disorganized opposition from the legislative branch and……. the precedent was set.Other Presidents then began ignoring the Constitution while the Congress sat by like twiddle-dee and widdle-dumb.
The Executive Order issued on December 7th, 1941, by the left’s most popular and loved President, FDR, ordered the rounding up of and imprisoning American citizens. This order was not only unconstitutional relating to Article I, but it violated every right and protection our Constitution guaranteed to the people.
Over the years, because neither the Congress nor the Courts have stepped in to stop the power grab by the executive branch, the violations of our Constitution, by most Presidents, has persisted, increased and now is on the verge of creating and Imperial Dictatorship.
It has become so pervasive and common that the implementation of Executive Orders is described thusly: “Regulations issued by the president that do not require Congressional approval, become law after 30 days.”First of all, where did that decree come from? Its certainly not found in the Constitution. And notice how they so cavalierly confront the Constitution by pronouncing the order as ” becoming law”, an authority the President does not have.
When an executive order creates or amends Federal regulations or creates or amends existing law, those orders are illegal and are impeachable offenses.
The executive order was intended to give authority to the Chief Executive to set rules for how the executive branch would operate. Not to a allow the circumvention of the authority of the other two branches…..
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