Thursday, June 26, 2014

It ain't how many, it's what's in them

The TV newsies have been keeping score.  They show how many executive orders Obama, Bush, Clinton, and Reagan issued.  This is cute, but it doesn't mean much.
Routine executive orders, divvying up the turf between bureaucrats, aren't the same as executive orders  granting immunity to illegal immigrants under the age of 18.  One is a routine ordering of the bureaucracy, the other is implementing the Dream Act after Congress refused to pass it. 
   I have no problem with settling bureaucratic turf battles by executive order.  I do have a problem with over riding Congressional votes by executive order. 

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