- The Executive Branch of our federal government has become
a 500 pound tick that's being fed by a 50 pound dog (the American people)
due to presidential Executive Orders (EOs).
- EOs - not to be confused with Eos, the supernaturally
beautiful goddess of Greek mythology - have become an ugly fact of American
life, ever since our terrible conflagration known as the American Civil
- An Executive Order (EO) is an order made by a president
that has the full force and effect of any laws constitutionally passed
by congress, and signed by the president.
- In a representative democracy, laws are made by duly
elected representatives, not by a head of state, by mere edict, with no
debate, or samplings of public opinion, such as EOs are made into law:
The former is known as "rule by law," the latter as "rule
- When establishing our Constitutional Republic, our founding
fathers instituted the principle of government known as the Rule of Law
(as opposed to the Rule of Men), which was intended to be a safeguard against
arbitrary governance, and the unconstitutional edicts imposed by would
be tyrants, which were not in accordance with written, publicly disclosed
laws and enforced within legally established guidelines and procedures
made by congress and signed into law by our chief executive, the president.
- When a president tries to effect one of his Executive
Orders into being a national law, he is attempting to circumvent congress,
and contravene our Constitution, and move us closer to being a country
ruled by men rather than a nation ruled by laws.
- This whole unconstitutional seizure of congressional
power was done slowly, over time, incrementally, and began innocuously
enough as mere directives, or memos, to the offices of the executive branch
of our federal government. George Washington was the first to set the dangerous
precedent of issuing orders that had the full force and effect of legislative
law, with his directive that forbade Americans from trading, or even associating
with any of the countries in Europe, who were then at war.
- It's not that Washington idea was bad; what was illegal
was Washington, single-handedly, made a law, when he had no legal authority
to do so, either in the Constitution, or in any statute law passed by congress.
Making laws was meant to be the job of congress; vetoing or signing and
then enforcing laws the job of the president.
- Washington, in effect, took the law into his own hands,
and violated our principle of the Rule of Law, the very basis of a republican
form of government. Allowing Washington to create a law, he could by rights
only legally enforce, is akin to letting our police establishment create
the laws they are commissioned to enforce, and begins the destruction of
our "separation of powers," another fundamental in any real constitutional
- Freedom and living by the Rule of Law have been rare
commodities during the long and tumultuous history of Earth; and perhaps,
America has enjoy the longest run of any nation to have been so ruled.
But since Washington's time, our Constitution has been breached in thousands
of ways, until at last, we've become a nation ruled by the law of men ...
very elite and secret men, who have long controlled the Office of the Presidency.
- Very few Executive Orders (or Directives) were issued
by the fourteen presidents that followed Washington. It was Lincoln's "dictatorship"
that began the onslaught of laws issued by one man, but secretly supported
by hidden men.
- Yes, the Great Emancipator controlled the Union like
a dictator, exercising autocratic rule by claiming "war powers"after
the attack on Fort Sumner, South Carolina; and then, running the federal
government through Executive Orders, Lincoln utterly by-passed the US congress.
Without Ole Abe there might not have been a war that denuded America of
over one million of its finest men, when the entire population of the United
States was not much more than thirty million people.
- It is reported that Lincoln made many enemies, ranging
from newspaper editors to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, as he
repeatedly broke the fundamental law of our land. Lincoln even had editors
arrested, and went so far as to draft a warrant for the arrest of Chief
Justice Roger Taney, all because they objected to Lincoln throwing our
country into the hands of those who would rule our country by men rather
than by laws.
- Ever since Lincoln's administration, he has been both
the model and excuse for almost all modern presidents to make up their
own laws, to the point such gross violations of our Constitutions are now
widely and routinely accepted.
- Our 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt, widely considered
one of our greatest presidents (who is even enshrined on Mt. Rushmore,
as was Lincoln) used the White House as his "bully pulpit,"and
- issued more EOs than all 25 presidents (other than Lincoln)
who preceded him. Roosevelt even formed a national police force, an idea
that had always been rejected by American congresses, and was deeply abhorred
by our founding fathers.
- By calling his national police force a mere "investigative
bureau" of his federal branch of government, Roosevelt was able to
avoid wide public resistance; in those days, Americans were wisely antipatheic
to national police forces. Today, however, there is scarcely a citizen
who would suggest we do away with Roosevelt's FBI, or even curb their bestial
- William Howard Taft and Woodrow Wilson, who followed
Roosevelt as presidents were no better than Teddy in obeying our Constitution.
- Democratic President Wilson even imprisoned some 5,000
Americans, who opposed his World War I, the war he had promised to avoid
if he were elected president. It was Wilson who was the first to declare
"National Emergencies," in order to assume even more powers not
granted by either our congress or our Constitution.
- Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt (distant cousin
to Teddy Roosevelt), our 32nd president, was presented by his "advisors"
with a most clever way for presidents to assume even more dictatorial powers,
with the mere labeling of domestic problems as "Wars." In this
way, presidents could cite the unconstitutional "war powers,"
brought into acceptance by Lincoln, in their pretended wars on drugs, poverty,
CO2, or any phony excuse used to expand presidential powers.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt ended up issuing over 3,000 Executive
Orders, thus destroying much of what was left of the American democracy.
- In only one term of office, President Jimmy Carter had
the nerve to add about 24,500 pages of EOs to those he had already issued,
during his last 90 days in office.
- Not to be out done, Democratic President Bill Clinton
added another 30,000 pages of EOs, during his last 90 days in office.
- The Federal Register and the Cato Institute gives us
the numbers of Executive Orders ( not the number of pages) issued by 20th
century presidents: Theodore Roosevelt - 1,006; William H. Taft - 698;
Woodrow Wilson - 1,791; Warren G. Harding - 484; Calvin Coolidge - 1,253;
Herbert Hoover - 1004; Franklin D. Roosevelt - 3,723; Harry S. Truman -
905; Dwight D. Eisenhower - 452; John F. Kennedy - 214; Lydon B. Johnson
- 324; Richard M. Nixon - 346; Gerald R. Ford - 169; Jimmy Carter - 320;
Ronald Reagan - 381; George Bush - 166, Bill Clinton 364; and the numbers
of EOs signed by presidents continue from there.
- But there are also Presidential Directives, that are
a form of EO, that are issued by presidents with the advise and consent
of the unelected National Security Council, which have the full force and
effect of constitutionally passed laws. But the real kicker is these Presidential
Directives are classified, using the old "National Security"
ruse. This is how America, now, officially tortures human beings in military
bases all over the world ... torture in the name of every American, living
- Additionally, back in 1916, Democratic President Wilson
began creating many of our federal agencies, by the use of EOs, each of
which has ballooned to about the size of a large foreign government, each
of which is headed by un-elected directors, each issuing their own thousands
of orders and directives, that have the full force and effect of constitutionally
- One such agency, the Internal Revenue Service has issued
a tax code that is over 60,000 pages long, and growing.
- Moreover, Americans today are burdened with thousands
of pages of President Review Directives (PRDS), Presidential Decision Directives
(PDDs), National Security Reviews (NSRs), National Security Directives
(NSRs), National Security Presidential Directives (NSPDs), and even Homeland
Security Directives, all having the full force and effect of law, and all
in addition to EOs.
- In order to maintain the illusion of a democracy, we
are still allowed a presidential election every four years; and no one
president can serve more than two four year terms. But, it's not any one
president who has become a dictator, it is the Office of the Presidency,
and those faceless autocrats who control the presidency that has become
dictatorial, without many of us ever knowing it.
- No, we are hardly a democracy. Our beloved United States
of America has become a fascist dictatorship, and will remain so, until
the majority of Americans come to realize the sad state of our ship of