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Will The Rand Paul Executive Order Bill Keep Congress Relevant?

Senator Rand Paul has released his outline for a new bill, titled the Separation of Powers Restoration and Second Amendment Protection Act of 2013. This new bill, which Paul has stated will reach the floor next week, has as it’s sole purpose the goal of reining in the unchecked power of the President. Not simply Obama, who has abused the Executive Order and far surpassed the limits of his Presidential role in the creation of law – but also for every President moving forward…

I have written at length about Executive Orders and Executive Privilege as one of the most despicable tactics that a President can use to force his agenda. It is wholly against the checks and balances that were set in place by the founders of this country and more and more have led to the President acting as the sole decision maker for a country of 300 million-plus. George W. Bush famously stated that he was “The Decider.” An arrogant statement that Obama, for all his anti-Bush rhetoric, has taken to heart more than any other in the history of this nation. And through the loophole of Executive Orders, Obama has started his own personal wars for us, pardoned his cronies and covered up scandals…and that was before he decided to use Executive Orders to try to write laws, redefine sanity and strip away our right to bear arms. Rand Paul states on his Facebook page:

“There are several of the executive orders that appear as if the President is writing new law. That cannot happen. My bill will nullify anything the president does that smacks of legislation. No president should be allowed to overstep the bounds of the Constitution.”

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The Democrats

won't back it. Do you really think they would vote against their dear leader?

We Need To Be Vigilant

And make sure this bill has teeth, and isn't just a paper tiger.

*Advancing the Ideas of Liberty Daily*

You would think...

That for self-interest at the very least, all of Congress would back this. But naturally the Dems will back their man, even though it undermines Congress and the people they serve.

problem is

not enough people in America care. They don't care about our government, our laws, or our system. As long as they can go to McDonalds and get a burger, check facebook on their iphone, and watch American Idol....they are happy.

I think it will take quite a lot to make people care. For us as a country, it took a lot to wake up the people to the tyranny of England. There was a clear 'us' vs. 'them' and their was enough public discomfort that was directly caused by the British that people acted. We are decades away from that I believe, if it ever comes.

"Be a listener only, keep within yourself, and endeavor to establish with yourself the habit of silence, especially on politics." -Thomas Jefferson