A corrupt, lazy, irrelevant congress seems to be the norm…

Has anyone else noticed that the vast majority of those elected to Congress appear to place their self-interests above those of our nation and their individual constituencies?

Almost all of the legislation passed, especially those unreadable, incomprehensible 2000+ page bills are little more than an outline – directing Executive Branch agencies to do the heavy lifting of actually crafting the rules and regulations that will form the basis of our laws. On the one hand, it appears that Congress is abandoning its duties as the sole lawmaking authority in the land. On the other hand, it seems that the Executive Branch is usurping Congressional authority.

Rulemaking without discussion, debate, and "on-the-record" votes…

While executive orders can be helpful in certain circumstances, they should be used cautiously and only after careful consideration of their potential consequences. It is important for presidents to respect the limits of their authority and to work within the framework of the Constitution and the rule of law. Otherwise, Presidential executive orders can pose a danger to democracy if they are used to circumvent the legislative process and the checks and balances built into the American political system.

As we have seen with the Obama/Biden Administration, using presidential executive orders to bypass Congress creates a situation where the president has unchecked power, leading to abuses of power and violations of our civil liberties.

While executive orders are not immune to legal challenges and can be struck down if they are found to be unconstitutional or outside of the president's authority, it is a costly, time-consuming process that often produces arguments over standing to bring a legal action or demonstrate the necessary harm needed to get the matter before the court.

Thwarting the will of the people…

Outside the bi-coastal corridors of corruption and radical communism, executive orders often thwart the people's will as expressed through their elected representatives in Congress. The orders often create additional chaos, confusion, and corruption throughout the land.

Since taking office, the Biden administration has spitefully overturned several executive orders issued by the previous administration of Donald Trump, regardless of the harm inflicted on the nation.

  1. Immigration: Biden signed an executive order on his first day in office to reverse Trump's controversial travel ban on several predominantly Muslim countries. He also ended Trump's "zero tolerance" policy at the border, which resulted in the separation of thousands of migrant families. 
     [OCS: We have imported thousands of individuals who do not respect American values and cluster together to gain the political might to implement their own agenda. Minnesota is a prime example.]

  2. Environment: Biden reversed Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, which aims to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius. He also revoked permits for the Keystone XL pipeline, which the Trump administration had previously approved.
    [OCS: International wealth redistribution and a breach of sovereignty based on a corrupt misunderstanding of science and reality. Not to mention further crippling America's energy economy, which drives our lives.]

  3. COVID-19: Biden issued several executive orders to address the COVID-19 pandemic, including mandating masks on federal property, increasing the production of personal protective equipment, and establishing a COVID-19 response coordinator.
    [OCS: Perpetuating variously known harms on the American people.]

  4. LGBTQ+ rights: Biden signed an executive order prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation in the federal government and federal contracting.
    [OCS: Creating a new class of protected individuals that forces Americans to acknowledge, accept, and celebrate sexual deviancy and delusional mental illness.]

  5. Census: Biden overturned Trump's executive order to exclude undocumented immigrants from being counted in the census, which determines how many seats each state gets in the House of Representatives.
    [OCS: Thwarting the U.S. Constitution and enabling Democrats to grab power by concentrating illegal aliens in specific areas of the country, often surreptitiously. Also, to hide the true impact of open borders from American citizens and taxpayers.]

  6. Diversity and equity: Biden issued an executive order revoking Trump's ban on diversity and equity training for federal employees and contractors. He also issued an executive order on "advancing racial equity and support for underserved communities," establishing a whole-of-government approach to addressing systemic racism and promoting equity.
    [OCS: Mandating indoctrination that introduces racial division and hatred of America into our institutions. Marxism writ large.]

  7. LGBTQ+ rights in the military: Biden reversed Trump's ban on transgender individuals serving in the military and issued an executive order to promote an inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ individuals in the armed forces. 
    [OCS: Further weakening the military and unit cohesion with divisive social engineering.]

  8. COVID-19 economic relief: Biden issued several executive orders related to COVID-19 economic relief, including extending the federal moratorium on evictions, pausing federal student loan payments, and providing additional funding for small businesses and individuals.
    [OCS: Continuing the grift and rewarding the states while plundering our treasury. No respect for private property or private contractual obligations.]

  9. Ethics and transparency: Biden signed an executive order on ethics commitments by executive branch personnel, which established strict ethics rules for government officials and required them to sign an ethics pledge. He also issued an executive order on "restoring trust in government through scientific integrity and evidence-based policymaking," which aimed to restore faith in the government's use of science and data in decision-making.
    [OCS: This is an effing joke – pure bullshit! Obama is a corrupt thief and may have sold classified information to our enemies.]

  10. Immigration enforcement: Biden issued an executive order directing the Department of Homeland Security to focus its enforcement efforts on individuals who threaten national security or public safety, reversing the Trump administration's policies of prioritizing the deportation of all undocumented immigrants. He also ended the Trump administration's policy of separating families at the border.
    [OCS: Increasing the inflow of illegal aliens, sex trafficking, and criminality. Targeting parents and other Americans as domestic terrorists.]

And it is growing worse…

The Congressional Progressive Caucus, headed by some of the most radical America-hating progressive communist democrats like Chair Pramila Jayapal, Deputy Chair Ilhan Omar, Chair Emeritus Marc Pocan, Chair Emeritus Raul Grijalva, Chair Emeritus Barbara Lee, and Whip Greg Casar, have released a radical 13-page wish list of executive orders it wants Mr. Biden to adopt immediately.

Some of the categories listed are:

  • Hold Corporations Accountable
  • Raise Wages and Empower Workers
  • Lower Costs of Essential Expenses
  • Climate Action and Environmental Justice
  • Advance Equity and Justice

This is the usual bigger government, higher taxes, wealth redistribution, climate change, and gun control agenda. Like most progressive communist democrat initiatives, they are too extreme, divisive, and controversial to be considered by the normal and customary legislative process – thus must be implemented by executive fiat or by an activist judiciary acting on collusion-based legal cases brought by activist organizations before activist judges.

Bottom line…

There should be little doubt in anyone's mind that the preponderance of Biden's executive orders were used to reverse the sanity of the Trump Administration as they undermined the rule of law and democratic norms, primarily when they were used to target political opponents or restrict the freedoms and rights of citizens. Further introducing unintended consequences into the system and eroding trust in government-- leading to further polarization and division in America.

Why is Congress not checking the power of the presidency when dealing with outrageous executive orders?

We are so screwed.

-- Steve

“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

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