The Biden administration has accomplished a remarkable number of things in just over fourteen months with little or no help from Congress,
First: Single-handedly turned the country from energy independence to reliance on foreign oil,
Second: Encouraged mass illegal immigration across our borders, and is set to triple this with the revocation of Title 42 in May
Third: Destroyed hundreds of thousands of small businesses and millions of lives with ridiculous and ineffective mandates that are still in place to this day.
Fourth: Set in motion measures that will result in massive food shortages, if not outright famine.
Fifth: Decreed the use of an experimental medical procedure responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people.
Sixth: Brought the US onto the brink of an actual nuclear war.
That isn’t even the complete list.
So, how did all of this happen? In a nutshell, practically everything was done through Presidential Executive Orders. However, in order to comprehend the method, we must first examine how Executive Orders function.
To begin, Congress must first adopt legislation establishing the Agency. Enabling Legislation is the name given to this type of legislation. This agency has been given authority to carry out specific tasks within a legal framework. The FDA, FAA, IRS, OSHA, HHS, DHS, DoJ, and a slew of other agencies were all established in this manner and given broad guidelines.
They are then given the authority to draft regulations to carry out the general directives set forth in the statute passed by Congress. Because of the original law passed by Congress, these regulations have the force of law.
These regulations, on the other hand, are never considered in Congress or directly authorized by them. They can be overturned by Congress or the courts, although such moves are uncommon, and most agencies respond by enacting new regulations that circumvent the concerns raised against the old regulation.
The Executive branch, according to the Constitution, is unable to pass legislation – to make laws.
Congress is in charge of this. However, after Congress has established an agency, it is placed under the management of the Executive branch. The President, as chief executive, has the authority to direct the activities of any or all Agencies.
The President can, for example, authorize an agency to issue new regulations with legal force if those regulations can be justified as coming within the scope of the original law that established the agency. Because regulations are not examined or authorized by Congress, this is a “back door” means for the Executive branch to make law without having to go through the legislative process.
The President issues Executive Orders that direct the Agencies. For example, OSHA was recently asked to develop a policy requiring businesses to force their employees to undergo a medical procedure euphemistically referred to as a “vaccination” or face termination.
Workers who were not “vaccinated” posed a workplace hazard, according to the explanation. It appeared to be within the scope of the original law that founded OSHA because it was responsible for maintaining worker safety.
OSHA indicated reluctance to issue such a regulation in a rare case of regulatory forbearance, and the courts even agreed that such a regulation was an excess of regulatory jurisdiction. The rationale offered was that the condition to which “vaccination” applied was not only a working threat, but also existed in society at large.
As a result, when an administration wants to pursue legal action, all it has to do is take use of previously approved legislation. New rules having the force of law can be imposed without the need for Congressional collaboration by issuing Executive Orders that give some possible explanation for coming within the scope of authority of one or more Agencies. a scribble on a piece of paper
An examination of Biden’s executive actions reveals a lot. He had only been in office for a few hours when he signed the order killing the Keystone Pipeline and prohibiting drilling on federal lands. He issued more executive orders in his first 50 days than any previous president, including FDR. He issued 42 executive orders in his first 100 days, compared to Trump’s 33.
Twenty-one of the 42 orders were revocations of Trump’s previous orders, with several of the orders canceling multiple earlier orders for a total of 67 orders that got canceled. In addition to the Keystone Pipeline, canceled directives included rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement, removing many immigration restrictions, removing prohibitions on travel from countries that support terrorism, and more.
Mask mandates, the eviction moratorium during the pandemic – a move declared unconstitutional but imposed anyhow (the reasoning was that his additional moratorium would be expired by the time the law could be enforced or brought into court-similar to stealing a candy bar and eating before the police arrive) – mask mandates, the attempted vaccine mandate, delaying border wall construction, extended help to illegal immigrants, and countless other acts were among the decrees and proclamations.
Almost every command has had a negative influence on the country in some way. Energy blocks, as well as Covid lockdowns and the injection of “stimulus” money, have all contributed to the current inflation, which is on the verge of becoming hyperinflation in the coming months.
The government has issued orders at a rate of one every five days on average. At such a rate, about 400 orders would be issued by the end of 2024. Even if there is a Red Wave in November 2022, the directives will continue to come unchecked because they do not require congressional approval.
Legislation restricting the issue of Executive Orders would almost certainly be vetoed, and there would almost certainly be insufficient votes to override a veto.
Long and short-we have a king.
With what appears to be dementia.
And his word is law.