Is this a Democracy or a Dictatorship?
What is the difference between a Democracy and Dictatorship and what do we have in America? Before I say anything else, we will look at the dictionary definition of Democracy, Dictatorship, and Dictator so there is no mistaking the truth from disinformation.
There is no constitutional provision nor statute that explicitly permits executive orders, they were first used when the congress was in recess and we had a national emergency, it would take weeks for congress to come back to address so the president would pass an edict until congress came back to deal with the problem, then the edict would be rescinded. The term "executive power" Article II, Section 1, Clause 1 of the Constitution, the executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America but by Clause 1, the Vesting Clause, the power to execute the instructions of Congress, which has the exclusive power to make laws; "To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the government of the United States. An executive order of the President must find support in the Constitution, either in a clause granting the President specific power, or by a delegation of power by Congress to the President.
There has been abuse of executive orders in the past with the most notable by another liberal who wanted to be a dictator, Franklin D. Roosevelt. He knew the rule was only two terms as president but he was elected to three terms, he also has the distinction of writing on average 10 times more executive orders than the average of all other presidents with 3,522 executive orders. He also has the distinction of having the highest percentage of them overturned by the US Supreme Court, as in National Industrial Recovery Act (Executive Order 6632). And like his idol, another liberal democrat, Harry S. Truman passed an executive order (Executive Order 10340) where President Truman tried to place all Steel Industry under Federal Control. Many critics of executive orders claim abuse of executive order power which is true especially in the current administration. Laws, according to the US Constitution cannot be made or changed by the executive branch and an executive order but most go back to congress, yet we all have watched as no less than 35 changes have been made to Obamacare; Senator Harry Reid wouldn’t abide by the law, the US Constitution, and stopped every challenge to these unconstitutional actions.
Now we have a new US Congress where the Liberals do not have control and what is the first thing out of President Obama’s mouth, “I’ll do what I want through Executive Order!” The question I have is will our new Republican US Congress stand up to him? He plans on killing the Coal industry, killing the Oil Industry, cutting Green House gasses which will kill almost every other industry, and giving 30 million Illegal Aliens Green Cards. He has let over 30, 000 criminal Illegal Aliens, some which are murders out of jail and back into the US population through Executive Order. President Obama’s Executive Order 13497 rescinded all oversight of regulatory planning in review, this is why we are in so much financial trouble now; it wasn’t President Bush but President Obama who screwed up our economy. It also allowed contracts to be issued without competitive bidding; how did so many of his supporters get lucrative government contracts in areas with no experience like the Obamacare contracts? He also passed Executive Order 13489 which prevents any FOIA request for presidential documentation. You even have Executive Order 13520, section H.R. 3962 which I can’t tell you what it says because it is in Spanish.
It is no secret that I don’t like Mitch McConnell or John Boehner and I think the Republicans are on their way to blowing the chance which the American people have given them. Mitch McConnell promised to repeal Obamacare while he was running in a tough reelection race and once he has won, says he isn’t going to do it; this is the leadership you want Republicans? Then you have John Boehner who rolled over and barked every time Harry Reid and President Obama growled at him; you think this spineless person is a leader Republican Party? I’m a Libertarian but I can tell all ready that unless the Republican Establishment puts someone in there who is more honest (no politician is 100%) and has a set of balls, in two years it will be the same election results but in reverse with the winners being the Democrats. If you Republicans keep putting establishment people in these positions of power, these people who DO NOT reflect what your base’s beliefs, selecting these establishment people as your pick to run for president, if you keep doing this the American people will never trust you again. You are the better of the two parties but not by much, I keep seeing you turning like the liberals and that is not what this country needs. We have a dictator type president and you need to put him in check and become the leaders we need Republicans. I believe the Democrats have gone too far down the liberal trail to recover and if you Republicans don’t become the leaders we need, I pray a new political party will arise. I pray they will take over all seats, win all the elections, and lead this country back to glory because neither you Republicans nor the Democrats are doing what is best for the country, but only for yourself or your party.