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Executive Order challenge: fair or foul?

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Representative Steven King (R-IA) said on Friday that he would go to court to enjoin Obama's "DREAM Executive Order" from taking effect. Unless and until Congress
passes anything like the DREAM Act, Obama has no right to put it into
effect by Executive Order. So says
King. He also said he would challenge the President by himself, whether
anyone else in Congress joined him or not. (See stories in WND and Newsmax.)


King’s problem with this Executive Order goes far beyond what it does. No
President, nor any State Governor or other executive, has the power to
do what he pleases without checking with his respective legislature.
King said he would act


before Obama has a chance to do even more damage to the Constitution.


King has done this before. Then-Governor Tom Vilsack signed an
Executive Order in 1999, having to do with hiring discrimination in
State government offices. King sued him, and won. A judge said that
Vilsack exceeded his authority with that order. King will rely on his
experience in suing Obama. His lawyers are looking now into:


  1. Where to sue, and
  2. Whether he has standing.

This is the first time in recent memory that anyone in Congress has
challenged a Presidential Executive Order. Without challenges like this,
Presidents have for decades seemed to make new law with them and get
away with it. Now, at last, a court might decide whether a President may
do that, and how far he may go.

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  • Odinsown 2012/06/18 14:04:53
    It's about time! Presidents have no power to govern by Executive Order. Not i...
    Odinsown
    +18
    Executive orders are the equivalent of the president saying "why? Because I said so!"

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  • luvguins 2012/06/24 23:04:23
    Waste of the court's time! Executive Orders are perfectly valid instruments o...
    luvguins
    Steve King is one of the most divisive members in Congress, and a smart mouth with his hyperbolic rhetoric. He once said terrorists would be “dancing in the streets” if President Obama won the 2008 election. He claimed that Congress was to blame for a suicidal pilot who crashed his plane into an Internal Revenue Service office in 2010 because lawmakers failed to follow King’s advice to abolish the tax agency. And King, a founding member of the House Tea Party Caucus, once called disgraced former senator Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis.) “a great American hero.” King was the only one of 535 members of Congress in 2009 to vote against a plaque recognizing slaves who helped build the Capitol. King thinks he can do many things he can't.

    Facing a long, steep climb back to majority status in the House, Democrats think they finally have an opponent who could beat King — former Iowa first lady Christie Vilsack, whose husband, Tom, served two terms as governor and is now Obama’s agriculture secretary. Kings's district has been changed with more independents and less Republicans than prior.
  • syl 2012/06/21 18:14:00
    It's about time! Presidents have no power to govern by Executive Order. Not i...
    syl
    +1
    Just saying that Presidents in the past used this, doesn't make it right, although they may have had better reasons than Obama.

    Obama covering up Holder & Fast & Furious should be against the law.

    same with the excusing of a million illegal immigrants.

    Who does he think he is-Dictator Obama?
  • Yo'Adrienne..AFCL 2012/06/20 22:57:20
    It's about time! Presidents have no power to govern by Executive Order. Not i...
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +1
    remind me to put this on the LIST of TO-Do's for Presidnet Romney......Let's end this charade.....now. NO ONE shosuld have this power.....espcially an Emperor....

    PS I LOVE STEVEN KING!
  • Taxman 2012/06/20 21:20:01
    It's about time! Presidents have no power to govern by Executive Order. Not i...
    Taxman
    +1
    They should be like the three wishes a Genie would give you.........Think long and hard about what you are about to do, and limit them. Heck, what does congress or the President know about what the people want anyway!
  • NPC 2012/06/20 18:44:59
    It's about time! Presidents have no power to govern by Executive Order. Not i...
    NPC
    +2
    An injunction is being prepared in the House of Representatives.
  • Footage 2012/06/20 15:58:11
    Undecided
    Footage
    +1
    While I do believe there is a place in our government for Executive Orders, they are not meant to be a tool of "Government by decree".
  • Groundskeeper Willy 2012/06/20 14:57:03
    It's about time! Presidents have no power to govern by Executive Order. Not i...
    Groundskeeper Willy
    +1
    the use of the XO has been fairly common to skirt constitutional authority.
    There are many XO's on the books that need to be repealed including this one. The intent was for "some discretionary powers" Where the gray area exists is "how does one define "discretionary".

    Personally I think wholesale amnesty of a million plus individuals is beyond that definition.
  • whigamore Grounds... 2012/06/20 18:48:30
    whigamore
    Without Congress, a president can't make laws, per se, with which citizens must comply.

    The "wholesale amnesty of a million plus individuals," however, is exactly within the power of the president to grant if he so chooses.
  • Wayne 2012/06/20 14:27:12
    It's about time! Presidents have no power to govern by Executive Order. Not i...
    Wayne
    +2
    Obama is not the dictator he thinks he is. This is more proof or his radical contempt of the constitution. The guy needs to be fired!
  • say what? 2012/06/20 13:19:22
    It's about time! Presidents have no power to govern by Executive Order. Not i...
    say what?
    +1
    Seems to me our ancestors had a bloody war to free themselves and us from rule by decree. Executive orders should only be used for an emergency and valid only until congress has time to act on such emergency. A history of abuse does not justify continued abuse.
  • Michaelene 2012/06/20 12:22:47
    It's about time! Presidents have no power to govern by Executive Order. Not i...
    Michaelene
    +4
    Obama campaigned against EO's. He said they "are no way to lead", yet his EO's are the most outrageous that I have seen in my lifetime.

    His cap and trade failed, so his EPA "crucifies" our energy industry.
    His Dream Act failed so he implemented a program to overturn deportation orders by EO.

    I have sent letters to my reps, Gov and SOS to fight against Dear Leaders fiat.
    Support Rep King in his lawsuit, perhaps all of the states can get waivers to ignore the order. Force the deportation of those who have already been caught and were waiting deportation, there's a few million more where they came from.

    #1 should be to empty our jails of these criminals and charge Mexico (or whatever homeland they hail from) by the day for taking care of their citizens. Illegal aliens are not undocumented, they're documents are all in the motherlands, aka where they send their hard earned cash. So charge each nation with the bills, deduct it from their US financial aid!
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/06/20 09:41:58 (edited)
    Undecided
    Lady Whitewolf
    +3
    While I DO NOT agree with Obama's Executiive order on the dream act, I DO think that the republicans have beenn STONEWALLING everything that he wants to do to help this country. Mitch Miconnell said from day one of Obama taking office that it was the republican party's job to make him "a one-term president"

    WHERE is THAT helping this country?

    IMHO I tghink that "the dream act" should put AMERICAN CITIZENS FIRST.
  • tdterry... Lady Wh... 2012/06/20 14:21:17
    tdterry1999
    +1
    What about the first two years?
  • Pamela Lady Wh... 2012/06/20 17:59:45
    Pamela
    Thats just it, he doesn't want to help this country, just himself.
  • urwutuis 2012/06/20 08:03:11
    Undecided
    urwutuis
    +3
    While I'm sure this is a colossal waste of time I'm not convinced EOs are a good thing. Bush certainly abused the power but I don't have a problem with this one in particular as congress has again shown it's inability to get anything done.
    Not in this republic??
    EOs have been used for over 200 years. Good luck with that
  • tdterry... urwutuis 2012/06/20 14:22:25
    tdterry1999
    +1
    Why do they need to get anything done.We already have laws on the books.ENFORCE THEM
  • urwutuis tdterry... 2012/06/21 00:10:27
    urwutuis
    +1
    If they don't need to get anything done why have them at all?
  • tdterry... urwutuis 2012/06/21 09:41:05
    tdterry1999
    +1
    Why indeed.
  • Andrew 2012/06/20 07:55:57
    It's about time! Presidents have no power to govern by Executive Order. Not i...
    Andrew
    +4
    Clearly, the President does not like the fact that the Representative Republic he is a "citizen" of has denied him his dictatorial powers. Therefore, he is challenging them to deny him this "right"! I support Represntative King 1000%!
  • voice_m... Andrew 2012/06/20 12:20:54
    voice_matters
    +1
    i will never support anyone that acts like a lib. if he feels this is a bad move he should introduce legislation to prevent it
  • Andrew voice_m... 2012/06/20 18:38:51
    Andrew
    +1
    There is already a law preventing the President from setting immigration p[olicy. It is called the Constitution! It is not a liberal trait to go to court to prevent the President from usurping the duties of Congress! It is the proper channel for action against the President!
  • voice_m... Andrew 2012/06/20 23:04:30
    voice_matters
    then libby show me where in the constitution it mentions who can visit the country. seeing you can not thanks for showing you are an ignorant lib
  • Andrew Andrew 2012/06/21 00:50:01
    Andrew
    +2
    I see we have a coward in our midst!
  • Raymond Allamby 2012/06/20 06:04:12
    Don't overreact. This Executive Order does not go beyond ordinary Presidentia...
    Raymond Allamby
    +2
    so bush's executive orders and signing statements were perfectly fine? because he's white, perchance?
  • Pamela Raymond... 2012/06/20 11:31:02
    Pamela
    +3
    Do I detect a little racism here?
  • Raymond... Pamela 2012/06/20 12:06:24
    Raymond Allamby
    +1
    yes you do. and it's coming from the rwbsc's
  • Pamela Raymond... 2012/06/20 15:42:01
    Pamela
    You people always play the race card. It's not working anymore.
  • Raymond... Pamela 2012/06/20 15:49:24
    Raymond Allamby
    you people are always racist. it's not working anymore.
  • Pamela Raymond... 2012/06/20 18:05:45
    Pamela
    OMG, another looney leftist from MA. One of the most corrupt states in the country. Why are you all trying to leave your state?
  • Raymond... Pamela 2012/06/20 18:23:25
    Raymond Allamby
    because of what romney did to it, you rwbsc. and you're still silly.
  • Pamela Raymond... 2012/06/20 23:41:22
    Pamela
    +1
    Oh, come on Raymond, come over to our side. We won't hurt you. Be a nice little boy and join the best there is. The Conservative Party.
  • Raymond... Pamela 2012/06/20 23:53:02
    Raymond Allamby
    i'd sooner move to somalia, than become an rwbsc.
  • Pamela Raymond... 2012/06/21 19:56:22
    Pamela
    You might have to, if your man gets in the White house again. and just a little warning, If the idiot is elected again, when you reach 65 and under medicare, you will have to go before a panel and they will deside for you if medicare will pay for your medical procedures. This is the gods honest truth. When you reach seventy you won't have any say in the matter.
  • Raymond... Pamela 2012/06/21 20:47:03
  • lester1 Raymond... 2012/06/20 22:36:33
  • Raymond... lester1 2012/06/20 22:40:48
    Raymond Allamby
    i use the american express race card, no limits.
  • I don't... Raymond... 2012/06/20 12:31:46 (edited)
    I don't like Obama in office
    No if in fact Bush did somethng with out seeking to get the vote of congress to act on such then Both are wrong, The powers Obama took or seams to be taken with out the vote of congress or the voice of we the people is known in the legal terms as Constructive treason for he side steped Basic voting rights the very representative republic we are to be He cannot change hard law with out the vote of the congress..or the order by the courts ..this would not fall in line with Soft law..,, and this is bigger matter then most will ever speak of Note Obama fda appointments backed and cleared the way for this to happen in and round the years 2009..then came fast and fuzzy and Holder in line of events with .Obama wants open Border he wants to control it via the use of Human Micro Chips Implants or so from what I am reading and watching screams.

    What links mix with what? Expose North American Union & Micro Chip Human Implant Truths...??
    air- force- general- blows- whistle On Obama... about .. lightsquared


    http://www.examiner.com/artic...

    the very thing the General was talking about , lightsquared- failed- wireless-...venture-files- for- bankruptcy One of Obama Bigg # 1 Backers

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news...

    Related to Holders fast and fuzzy and the above or Not,

    http://www....
    &
    No if in fact Bush did somethng with out seeking to get the vote of congress to act on such then Both are wrong, The powers Obama took or seams to be taken with out the vote of congress or the voice of we the people is known in the legal terms as Constructive treason for he side steped Basic voting rights the very representative republic we are to be He cannot change hard law with out the vote of the congress..or the order by the courts ..this would not fall in line with Soft law..,, and this is bigger matter then most will ever speak of Note Obama fda appointments backed and cleared the way for this to happen in and round the years 2009..then came fast and fuzzy and Holder in line of events with .Obama wants open Border he wants to control it via the use of Human Micro Chips Implants or so from what I am reading and watching screams.

    What links mix with what? Expose North American Union & Micro Chip Human Implant Truths...??
    air- force- general- blows- whistle On Obama... about .. lightsquared


    http://www.examiner.com/artic...

    the very thing the General was talking about , lightsquared- failed- wireless-...venture-files- for- bankruptcy One of Obama Bigg # 1 Backers

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news...

    Related to Holders fast and fuzzy and the above or Not,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?... , Mexico Micro chipping their police
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?... , Expose North American Union & Micro Chip Human Implant Truths
    (more)
  • Raymond... I don't... 2012/06/20 12:45:49
    Raymond Allamby
    you need to start reading and watching a little less of this conspiracy stuff. paranoia is setting in.
  • I don't... Raymond... 2012/06/20 13:20:12
    I don't like Obama in office
    +1
    Thanks for the views,,, Those that refuse to look at truth for what truth says are one's that will become the slaves of the failures to react...The frog put in slow warming water. ..con·spir·a·cy (kn-spîr-s)
    n. pl. con·spir·a·cies
    1. An agreement to perform together an illegal, wrongful, or subversive act.
    2. A group of conspirators.
    3. Law An agreement between two or more persons to commit a crime or accomplish a legal purpose through illegal action.
    4. A joining or acting together, as if by sinister design:
  • Raymond... I don't... 2012/06/20 13:34:32
    Raymond Allamby
    you are paranoid, and you seek out "information" that supports your paranoia. try looking for the actual truth for a change.
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