The executive order is one of the most misunderstood government actions. When most people see an executive order has been passed, they tend to look and listen. They do not see it for what it should be used for and read it for what it cannot be used for. Executive orders are created by the President of the United States of America to “order” actions. These actions that are ordered should be actions which are endowed to the President or the government through the Constitution of the United States of America. A proper use of an executive order would be the President creating an executive order to move troops to the border of the United States of America and Mexico to combat illegal immigration. What has been happening is the orders are used as a way to go around the Constitution and each citizen’s natural rights.
As the people of the United States of America we should be holding our government’s feet to the fire so to speak. If these orders go against our natural rights as stated in our Constitution then we should be demanding and petition the government to repel such executive orders. With the society today, people are too caught up in entertainment and are willing to do as they are told by the government. They are willing to sacrifice a large sum of their hard earned wages to the government and ask no questions as to why or where their tax money is going. Executive orders are another form of tyranny that the government uses to oppress its people. Whether it be the most recent executive order 13575 penned by President Obama which creates a council to gather information on rural America, or executive order 9066 penned by President Franklin D. Roosevelt which paved the way for the relocation of Japanese Americans to internment camps during world war two, a large majority of these orders go beyond the scope of power vested in the government from our Constitution.
Executive orders started out as constructive and meaningful and have turning into tyrannical papers. The first executive order, penned by George Washington, was to holdover officers of the Confederation and asked each of them to prepare statements “to impress me with a full, precise and distinct general idea of the affairs of the United States”. This executive order was fully within the powers granted to the government as stated in the Constitution. This is a far cry from where are current and past Presidents stand. President Washington wrote eight executive orders during his eight years in office, before they were defined “executive orders”. President Obama, our current president, wrote eight executive orders within his first year in office. It is evident that some Presidents use their power to further the government and hold our Constitution in high regard as the foundation of the United States of America. But other Presidents use their power to entangle themselves in their citizens and foreign nation’s affairs and many times at the cost of our natural rights or national security through executive orders. Until the people of the United States of America take a stand and provide resistance to the government’s tyranny it reins down upon them, as our founders did, then Americas founding documents are nothing more than paper and fancy ink. ~ Berz