Thoughts on Executive Proclamations
The Founders carefully crafted a Constitution that created three co-equal branches of government. It is my humble opinion that the some in the judiciary have begun to make laws, Congress has made numerous laws which go far beyond the framers original intent, and the executive branch has begun to make laws under the guise of executive orders. The president has also decided to selectively not to enforce several laws passed by Congress.
Take a moment to consider these words by George Washington in his farewell address:
“The necessity of reciprocal checks in the exercise of political power, by dividing and distributing it into different depositaries, and constituting each the guardian of the public weal against invasions by the others, has been evinced by experiments ancient and modern; some of them in our country and under our own eyes. To preserve them must be as necessary as to institute them. If, in the opinion of the people, the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed.”
I read this quote in a post by another learned conservative. I believe that we can all educate one another by not only reading the writings and public comments of the Founders, but by passing them along to others in our own works as well. What quote or document reference can you pass along?