The Tyranny of Presidential ‘Executive Orders’

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

The presidential throne that Donald Trump currently sits upon was built, piece by piece, by the joint efforts of both the Democratic and Republican parties

No Mr. President, You Can’t Change the Constitution by Executive Order:
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2018/10/31/no-mr-president-you-cant-change-constitution-executive-order?fbclid=IwAR1SND679FalX9jhf4tebQbNn2OUtZoF1INlYnaWA6rb635fIRgx0ov1_WI

(Omar Jadwat) President Trump said this week that he is preparing an executive order to try to take away the citizenship guarantee in the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which says that people born in the United States are United States citizens. On Tuesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham announced that he would introduce legislation with the same aim.

But the president cannot repeal part of the Constitution by executive order. And Congress cannot repeal it by simply passing a new bill. Amending the Constitution would require a two-thirds vote in both House and Senate, and also ratification by three-quarters of the states. The effort to erase the citizenship guarantee will never clear those hurdles — for very good reasons.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: Wait a minute… With a *single* executive order, even the liberal hero, FDR, was able to force 100,000 Americans into concentration camps (also disenfranchising them from their homes and businesses, in the process). As far as the State is involved, there are no depths too low to sink!

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