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Executive Orders GALORE! Don't just blame Obama...

Since the issue of Executive Orders is in the spotlight these days, I did a little research and found a chart showing all the orders issued since Washington.

I disagree with executive orders on principle because it allows the president to bypass congress.

But first I had to jump on the opportunity to slam the lying hyppocrite John Boehner who is suing Obama for his executive orders.

Where was Boehner (and the rest of his republicans) when George W. Bush was churning out executive orders? Bush issued many more executive orders than Obama has and so have several other presidents before him.

The republicans were silent as a church mouse (except for Ron Paul) on Bush's 291 orders while now all of a sudden they have a big problem with it.

If Romney had won and issued as many orders as Obama has, Boehner and his liars would be silent. The hypocrisy of the GOP (and the demoncrats too) is beyond belief.

If there's one positive about what Boehner is doing, it at least brings this issue to light.

But it's been going on for over 200 years and whenever a republican president is in office, they look the other way. It's loyalty to party first - not country.

Below is a list of presidents along with the executive orders they issued.

Note how many orders those two liberty-hating RATS Woodrow Wilson and FDR issued. They were basically communists who hated America.

Both were instrumental in getting us involved in "world" wars which cost hundreds of thousands of American lives. They also gave up much of our sovereignty to international organizations like the U.N., the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Also notice on the chart below how very few executive orders were issued by the founders and several presidents following them.

That's because they did not want to act like kings - they wanted the PEOPLE to be represented so they went to congress like they're supposed to.

I'll give Ulysses S. Grant somewhat of a pass because after the Civil War the country was a mess with a very divided up congress and in fact the South had succeeded and had had their own president so it was a very unusual situation and Grant had his hands full.

Here's the chart...

Consolidated list of Presidents and Order numbers
President Total Orders Order Number Range

George Washington 8 unnumbered
John Adams 1 unnumbered
Thomas Jefferson 4 unnumbered
James Madison 1 unnumbered
James Monroe 1 unnumbered
John Quincy Adams 3 unnumbered
Andrew Jackson 12 unnumbered
Martin van Buren 10 unnumbered
William Henry Harrison 0 unnumbered
John Tyler 17 unnumbered
James K. Polk 18 unnumbered
Zachary Taylor 5 unnumbered
Millard Fillmore 12 unnumbered
Franklin Pierce 35 unnumbered
James Buchanan 16 unnumbered
Abraham Lincoln 48 unnumbered
Andrew Johnson 79 unnumbered
Ulysses S. Grant 217 unnumbered
Rutherford B. Hayes 92 unnumbered
James Garfield 6 unnumbered
Chester Arthur 96 unnumbered
Grover Cleveland - I 113 unnumbered
Benjamin Harrison 143 unnumbered
Grover Cleveland - II 140 unnumbered
William McKinley 185 unnumbered
Theodore Roosevelt 1,081
William Howard Taft 724
Woodrow Wilson 1,803
Warren G. Harding 522
Calvin Coolidge 1,203
Herbert Hoover 968 5075 - 6070
Franklin D. Roosevelt 3,522 6071 - 9537
Harry S. Truman 907 9538 - 10431
Dwight D. Eisenhower 484 10432 - 10913
John F. Kennedy 214 10914 - 11127
Lyndon B. Johnson 325 11128 - 11451
Richard Nixon 346 11452 - 11797
Gerald R. Ford 169 11798 - 11966
Jimmy Carter 320 11967 - 12286
Ronald Reagan 381 12287 - 12667
George H. W. Bush 166 12668 - 12833
William J. Clinton 364 12834 - 13197
George W. Bush 291 13198 - 13488
Barack Obama 180 13489 - 13668...

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It is too about how many. Proof of that is to look at our two...

...Communist presidents; Woodrow Wilson and FDR. Well over 5000 between the 2 of them.

But the founders had very few.

And check your history - Grant tooks office in 1869 while the nation was still very divided.

It's still divided along the Mason-Dixon line today on the black/white issue in my opinion.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

It's not about how many...

It's about what those orders do and whether what they do is constitutional or not.

Many, if not most, of Obama's have not been. He uses executive orders to subvert laws and congress quite blatantly. Have other presidents done the same thing? Probably. Sure it's hypocritical, but that's irrelevant to what needs to be done for what's happening now. Your argument is republicans should let it slide now? Maybe democrats should not have let it slide before.

You are seemingly implying that it is hypocritical to blame Obama so much when other presidents have passed as many if not more, but want to give Grant a pass? The Civil War was no more noble nor justified than the Iraq war. The southern states had a right to secede. And for your information, Grant was not president until after the Civil War ended so your pass shouldn't count anyway.

If ignorance is bliss, Washington DC must be heaven.

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Thanks for the info,

Thanks for the info, pawnstorm12.

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain

Thanks Scawarren...

Pass it on! Very few Americans know about this.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

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Will do!

Will do!

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain