Article I, Section. 8
To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.
Article II, Section 1 regarding the president—no where does it say this office can create laws. This office is only to “administer the law” or to approve it or veto it. Congress creates the laws, not the president. And in many cases, Executive Orders establishes “laws” and directives of law.
Having any president issue Executive Orders, create laws, violates the intent of the Constitution’s “balance of power” given the executive, legislative and judicial branches separation of powers.
Executive Orders, as I understand it, are part of the Emergency Powers given to the President by Congress. They gave the Pres the powers to “write law” in an emergency and also gave him the power to declare the emergency. Neat trick, huh. The US has simply been kept in an State of Emergency by every President since FDR I believe.
Read an EO. It always starts, “By the powers granted to me by the Emergency Powers Act, or something like that.
Very good to know, except one has to believe in the constitution to begin with. For a long time we have had closet socialists calling themselves democrats in government. Now that they have been empowered by the election of a left of left presidents they are making all their dreams come true. I am truly sick about how quickly they have galvanized and executed their policies over America’s citizens. Words fail me. My heart is breaking for our future. But, like others, I’ll never give up on America and our constitution.