Government by E.O. is not government.
And I say that as one who applauded most of Trump’s Executive Orders. Because most of Trump’s E.O.s fixed actual problems (OK, OK, the bump stock E.O. was an own goal) while not attempting to go around Congress to make new law. You’ll notice he didn’t issue an E.O. repealing the ACA after John McCain traitorously blindsided him. That’s because he knew he couldn’t do that.
Creepy Uncle Pedo Joe, on the other hand…
The new Executive Order signed on April 15 (what a great day to sign anything that takes Americans’ rights away) is entitled Executive Order on Blocking Property with Respect to Specified Harmful Foreign Activities of the Government of the Russian Federation. But as the American Thinker points out,
Contrary to its title, this EO is not about Russia. It is designed to allow the Biden administration to deprive American citizens and organizations of their rights and property by arbitrarily linking those persons to real, imagined, or vaguely defined activities of the Russian government.
The Biden administration unilaterally makes the determination and requires neither criminal acts nor intent. The punishment is blocking assets and a prohibition on any dealing with the accused person. Spouses and adult children of individuals found guilty by accusation under this EO are punished, too.
Yeah, spit on the Constitution some more, Creepy Uncle Pedo Joe.
And it wouldn’t be a Joe Biden E.O. without added new plagiarism:
Some of the language in this EO borrows from another: EO-13224 – Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism. George W. Bush signed EO-13224 on September 23, 2001, in response to 9/11.
However, Biden’s EO is as similar to Bush’s EO as an atomic bomb is to a sniper rifle. Bush’s EO targeted financing terrorism. It defined terrorism clearly and narrowly. It minimized legal jeopardy to US persons. It did not strip away the standard for criminal liability requirements of action and intent. It did not target spouses or children of accused individuals. Additionally, Bush made a legally meaningful promise to use it with due regard to culpability and the Bush administration used it with restraint. Even so, Democrats criticized it harshly, opposed it, and fought it in courts.
In contrast, Biden’s new EO is directed mostly at US persons. It criminalizes speech and political activities, based on whimsical and arbitrary definitions. The Biden administration can define “malicious activities,” “democratic processes or institutions,” and the activities that undermine them as it wants.
I encourage you to click the link above and go read the whole thing.
But the fact is, these E.O.’s are unconstitutional on their face. They set out penalties for actions that are Constitutionally-permissible and rest under the wide banner of free speech.
Moreover, they create penalties in law without the consent of the Congress (though I’m sure that consent would be forthcoming, given the razor-thin majorities held by the traitor progressives in both houses). The fact is, Congresscritters don’t want to touch this sort of thing with a ten-foot pole, or a six-foot Russian, either. If they can’t guarantee a win for their party in a given district, they run too much risk of losing enough seats in 2022 to not just overturn those razor-thin majorities, but to possibly create veto-proof majorities as well. (Though I suspect the latter is pie in the sky; after all, Dominion still dominates.)
We revolted against George III for less, and we wrote protections into the Bill of Rights to prevent precisely this sort of governmental tyranny.
So I have to say, I’m wondering when the next Shot Heard Round the World will be fired. And when the Boog will officially start.
The Biden E.O.s are the new Intolerable Acts. And once upon a time, we proved we wouldn’t tolerate them.
If not now, when?