Politico’s story appeared early last night: “The White House has identified 19 executive actions for President Barack Obama to move unilaterally on gun control, Vice President Joe Biden told a group of House Democrats on Monday, the administration’s first definitive statements about its response to last month’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.”
The Second Amendment matters. The Constitution is not just anther statute for Obama and his lib minions to play with. When we lose it what’s left? How do we keep control of the Obama runaway train?
The purpose of an executive order is not to substitute a president’s legislative agenda for Congress’s legislative agenda. It’s an administrative act. The president has to put a policy in place to comply with the law.
Madison wrote: “The accumulation of all power, legislative, executive, and judiciary in the same hands… may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.”
Constitution, Art. I, § 1: “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.”
Politico continued: “The focus on executive orders is the result of the White House and other Democrats acknowledging the political difficulty of enacting any new gun legislation, a topic Biden did not address in Monday’s meeting.
The executive actions could include giving the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention authority to conduct national research on guns, more aggressive enforcement of existing gun laws and pushing for wider sharing of existing gun databases among federal and state agencies, members of Congress in the meeting said.”
Who needs Congress?