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Executive Order suspending the authority of the HoR.

#21JIC XPosted 10/19/2013 9:11:48 PM
Heh.

An executive order is a directive to the executive, hence the name.
The House of Representatives is not only not part of the executive; its members are specifically forbidden from serving in the executive.

...Anyway, that's only reason 1 of, like... Many why this'd be unlawful.

TO WIT
-it'd be an attack on the separation of powers;
-it'd be an attack on the equality of the branches;
-the president does not have statutory authority to make such an order;
-it would undermine the constitutional scheme for impeachment;
-it would undermine the constitutional scheme for the origination of spending bills;
-it would prevent the Congress from operating bicamerally, which would stop it from doing most of what it's authorized to do;
-to that extent it would also breach the president's duty to see that the laws (including the Constitution, which empowers Congress to act) be faithfully executed...

etc., etc.
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#22Sativa_RosePosted 10/19/2013 11:59:44 PM
Democracy haters getting a hard at the prospect of Obama becoming a dictator? Why am I not surprised?
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#23TaiIs82Posted 10/20/2013 12:04:22 PM
For the record, topics like these are considered acceptable discourse, but don't ever say the Park Service should be defunded.
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#24TheRunner PD(Topic Creator)Posted 10/20/2013 12:11:09 PM
It's better than any of your s*** posting.
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#25JIC XPosted 10/20/2013 12:22:57 PM
Hear, hear.

By the way, Tails, the GOP actually did shut down the Parks Service. The "suspend the House of Representatives" suggestion, by contrast, was raised on an obscure Internet message board by a poster who (a) was obviously making it in jest and (b) who conceded right away that it would be unconstitutional.

SEE THE DIFFERENCE?
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#26S4veTheWh4lersPosted 10/20/2013 12:32:10 PM
Citizen Order suspending the authority of Obama? Yay!
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#27ZeldaRE33Posted 10/21/2013 7:26:44 AM
TheRunner PD posted...
Genesis Dragon posted...
Is that even constitutional?


Oh absolutely not. But we'll sort that out later.


Typical liberal attitude...
#28TheRunner PD(Topic Creator)Posted 10/21/2013 7:56:58 AM
Ha! Gitmo...
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#29Heineken14Posted 10/21/2013 8:01:29 AM
Genesis Dragon posted...
Is that even constitutional?


Iamdead7 posted...
would be probably the most unconstitutional thing ever done


Well Obama IS a tyrannical dictating tyrant who can't do anything but ignore the constitution with his tyranny.
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#30S4veTheWh4lersPosted 10/21/2013 11:54:56 AM
Genesis Dragon posted...
Is that even constitutional?


Is that even relevant to liberals?
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