Is it time for America to roll out the CD card?

In this case the CD card is Civil disobedience, which has been defined as; ‘the active, professed refusal to obey certain laws, demands, and commands of a government, or of an occupying international power’.

Perhaps it’s his dysfunctional Congress that’s to blame or maybe its his thinking that he ‘knows what best’ for the country at large. I don’t know. But, for whatever the reason, President Obama continues to resort to means outside of Congressional debate to attempt to create new laws stemming from his whims and preconceived notions.

At issue is his excessive use of the Executive Order as a means not of helping ‘officers and managers of the Executive branch manage operations’, as had historically been the case, but to inflict broad and sweeping laws all across the land without first achieving Congressional approval! Now, it’s true that Presidents have been doing this sort of thing for a long time although there is no constitutional provision or statute that explicitly permits executive orders! [Note: there is a vague grant of “executive power” given in Article II, Section 1, Clause 1 of the Constitution, and furthered by the declaration “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed” made in Article II, Section 3, Clause 5.] You be the judge…

When EO’s were issued in the past, most of the time they were well received by the public at large, if not, they were adjudicated in the courts. However, that’s maybe not the case these days as I think the public has grown more concerned watching this particular President perform his magic. A president that, I feel strongly, is determined to stretch the Executive order practice to its limits! (One sometimes almost gets the impression that he feels that Congress has become an impediment to his world vision and perhaps could be done away with entirely). The jury’s still out on that one…

This particular time, he is going after guns and gun ownership. Just how far he tries to go with any EO’s are still up to conjecture, but one thing is for certain. The President is now garnering the attention of an increasingly concerned public which extends all across the political spectrum. A citizenry that is steadily becoming fed up with a body of legislators that show less and less in the way of comprehensive skills, while at the same time becoming very skilled at exercising reactionary knee-jerk legislation to what are intricate and complex social issues.

About forsythkid

I am just a simple man with a head full of sand who is currently residing in a small town called Forsyth Missouri. I enjoy hiking, camping and all things related to gardening. I rec’d my degree from SIU majoring in Biology many moons ago and still maintain a great interest in the study of all living things. My hobbies include meteorology, the Finnish language and inhabiting cyberspace whenever possible.
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