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Re: “Bernie Sanders says he'd use executive orders to spur immigration reform

Lakeview60613 on 12/25/2015 at 4:55 AM:
Unfortunately all executive orders are constitutional until stayed/overruled by the courts or as a last resort the SCOTUS. In fact, all laws and regulations are constitutional by any level of government. Usually Congress does not have standing in court, i.e. impacted by the order, so the suit route usually fails. Notice how the Dreamers Executive Order has fared under the law suit or the EPA regulation that the feds have control over all waterways including drainage ditches along the roads just by redefining the words navigable waters. That is why it is very important who is elected. Impeachment and conviction, a political act in the Constitution, is the only way to directly discipline a President; nothing may be gained if VP who replaces him has the same ideology.
EOs are technically only good for time in office of the President who issues them, unless the next President doesn't undo them. All too often the EOs become so embedded in policy and political righteousness that it takes a courageous new President to withdraw them. Which Republican candidate do you think will take on that responsibility and political risk?

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Posted by Alan Reasin on 12/27/2015 at 12:19 PM

Re: “Bernie Sanders says he'd use executive orders to spur immigration reform

As with Obama and Clinton, Sanders has NO respect for the Constitution nor the rule of law. I wonder about Trump too. Where is our modern Calvin Coolidge?

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Posted by Alan Reasin on 12/27/2015 at 12:02 PM

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