I wanted to separate this from the monster “21st century Right to Arms” thread because although they are tightly related and will undoubtedly overlap I simply don’t have time to read through so many pages to get the conversation to the EOs. :).
This disturbs the shit out of me. This is dangerous.[/quote]
I think it’s high time congress curtail the power of the executive order. Obama doesn’t even try to work in the system, he just makes an executive order for whatever he wants which is abuse and dangerous. This is the kind of power grab we were always afraid of with this president.
Now he just does it all the time.[/quote]
Name 2 presidents in the last 100 years who had less executive orders than Obama per term.[/quote]
GWB had 118 in his second term and Nixon only had 99 in his second term compared to Obama’s 147 in his 1st term.
You made your point though…
Notice how few the founders used. [/quote]
Seriously? I asked for average per year and you give me single term examples of two term presidents. Don’t you do something with numbers for a living? You should know better.
You asked for 2 presidents in the last 100 years who had fewer executive orders than obama and he gave you two presidents in two terms who had less than obama.
If you were looking for an average you should have asked for that.
Now of all the executive orders produced by any president, how many have directly targeted the Bill Of Rights as this order has?[/quote]
Average or total is implied, how else do you compare a 4 term president with an 8 term? Obama has not completed his term so it needs to be based on a fraction of an 8 year term as of today.
If your issue is with the way they target the bill of rights why not say that first instead of backtracking to there now?[/quote]
No, you asked for something specific. Now you are back tracking.
And I am backtracking probably for the same reason you are, I made a mistake and should have been that specific in the first place. Like you, I assumed the relation to the actual Constitution vs. regulating prairie land was implied.