Emperor? Joe Biden has set a new record as President. According to Biden-loving CNN, “As of January 25, 2021, Biden has ‘issued 33 executive orders, actions, proclamations, memoranda and agency directives.’ Twenty one of these are executive orders, clearly highlighting Biden’s disregard for the legislative process and desire to change the country immediately.
Executive Orders by President in Week 1:
Biden: 21 Trump: 4 Obama: 5 Bush(G.W.): 0 Clinton: 1
As Presidents are permitted to use the authority of the executive branch to enforce the law, the overuse essential becomes lawmaking in itself as one branch controls the policy and execution. This dangerous tendency is known as the “imperial presidency”.
A presidency becomes imperial when it relies on powers beyond those allowed by the Constitution of the United States. The Constitution established three separate branches of government, not for efficiency but to avoid the arbitrary exercise of power.Arthur Schlesinger Jr., 1973
To date, Biden has chosen to act unilaterally without input or direction from the new Congress that is now controlled by his Democrat colleagues. Framework of another covid / stimulus bill is in the works but the real focus is on a second impeachment trial in the Senate. Now that the House has sent an article of impeachment, to the Senate, the disunity and partisanship will only heighten.
James Madison: “Concentration of powers is tyranny.”
“The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.”
–The Federalist Papers, Number 47
Do we believe that the overuse of executive authority, coupled with the ability to serve as a tiebreaker vote in the Senate is democratic and not tyrannical?
Designed for kids, but simply points to our present environment – and future.