Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Presidential Executive Orders

Still in his first week in office, President Trump is busy
fulfilling his campaign promises by signing a list of executive orders. He promised his supporters during the campaign that he would dismantle President Obama's efforts, and so there is a question in the minds of many people of the power a president has. Wikipedia has a great article on the subject of executive orders, and I recommend that article if you wish to learn more. Today, I would like to look at the intent of our founding fathers related to executive orders, and the constitutional powers a president will have in the international government.

The three branches of our government work together, but each has a specific purpose. The legislative branch's main responsibility is to write legislation--laws--and the two legislative branches decide whether a bill before Congress is based on the rights of the people and the will of the people. If a bill passes through Congress, it goes before the president for his or her signature.

An example of a bill that will probably go before the international legislative branch is whether to have a global currency. The Senate will decide whether the people have the right to have a global currency, and the House of Representatives will decide whether the people want a global currency, or to keep what already exists. It is up to the Executive Branch to decide whether it is possible to make that legislative act a reality, and what it takes to do that.

That is the intent of the Founding Fathers in regards to executive orders. They are meant to execute the application of the laws that have been passed by the legislative branch. The president has the right to issue an executive order to declare that currency be minted, for example. The application of the principles is what is important.

It is up to Congress to declare war, not the president. One individual does not have the right to drag the entire nation into conflict. The president needs Congressional approval to wage war. The misunderstandings related to executive orders are that the president of the United States has the right to invade another nation without the consent of the Congress or the will of the people. The implied consent of Congress allows the president to defend our nation from hostile attacks, because he or she is the Commander in Chief of the US military, but not to wage a war.

One of the impeachable offenses is for the president to lie to Congress, and therefore to justify to Congress an action so that they abuse their Constitutional powers.

While the president may appear to have unlimited power, the power any government has is always derived from the people.  

We will make available our book, "A Manual for the One World Government," by Seth and me, Karen Holmes, that explains the application of these principles when we officially launch our U.S. Constitutional Amendment proposal. It explains in depth how the international government will function, and do so in layman's terms.