Originally Posted by BigRedChief
Not a bad idea.
Executive actions are a temporary piece of legislation. As soon as someone from the other political party comes into office, they cancel the executive orders of the previous president. Happens every time we get a new president.
Executive orders are almost always challenged all the way to the SCOTUS.
I was pissed off at many of George W.'s executives orders. Obama haters will just have to get over it just like i had to with George W.'s orders. Get one of your own elected in 2016 and cancel the order.
Almost all of this is untrue.
1. Executive orders aren't legislation at all.
2. Some executive orders get reversed by the next new president (from the opposing party), but some last for a long time, e.g. the executive order against assassinations issued by Ronald Reagan lasted through 3 presidents until it was amended by GWBush. I don't have any statistics available, but I bet most of them are not reversed by the next guy.
3. A small minority of executive orders are challenged all the way to the SCOTUS. A really, really small minority.
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