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Friday, June 22, 2007

Executive Orders

Hey folks,

Happy Friday to you. Now I told you to keep in the back of your mind the fact that President Bush issued an Executive Order in reference to stem cell research. I told you I wanted you to think about that. So let’s talk about Executive Orders.

Quite simply put, Executive Order equals what the President wants, the president gets. Congress wanted embryonic stem cell federal funding. The President finds this unethical. He see this as the destruction and murder of innocent lives. I agree. I’m glad he vetoed it. But then he decided to cut to the chase and stop the game playing by congress. Again, not a bad idea. Glad he did it.

Now because the President issued an executive order, funding will be given to those scientist that play by the rules. Does Congress like it? No. Can they do anything about it? No. Here in lays the danger. Notice you have heard no complaining by Congress over this? That is because they can do nothing about it.

So what is an Executive Order? The Nation.com puts it this way.

From time to time I hear that President Bush has issued an Executive Order establishing this policy or that. What is an Executive Order? Where does the President get the authority to issue them? Is there any way to reverse an Executive Order?

"Stroke of the pen. Law of the Land. Kinda cool."
Paul Begala, former Clinton advisor, The New York Times, July 5, 1998

"We've switched the rules of the game. We're not trying to do anything legislatively."Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt, The Washington Times, June 14, 1999

Executive Orders (EOs) are legally binding orders given by the President, acting as the head of the Executive Branch, to Federal Administrative Agencies. Executive Orders are generally used to direct federal agencies and officials in their execution of congressionally established laws or policies. However, in many instances they have been used to guide agencies in directions contrary to congressional intent.

Not all EOs are created equal. Proclamations, for example, are a special type of Executive Order that are generally ceremonial or symbolic, such as when the President declares National Take Your Child To Work Day. Another subset of Executive Orders are those concerned with national security or defense issues. These have generally been known as National Security Directives. Under the Clinton Administration, they have been termed "Presidential Decision Directives."

Executive Orders do not require Congressional approval to take effect but they have the same legal weight as laws passed by Congress. The President's source of authority to issue Executive Orders can be found in the Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution which grants to the President the "executive Power." Section 3 of Article II further directs the President to "take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed." To implement or execute the laws of the land, Presidents give direction and guidance to Executive Branch agencies and departments, often in the form of Executive Orders.

Now understand this.

Executive Orders are controversial because they allow the President to make major decisions, even law, without the consent of Congress. This, of course, runs against the general logic of the Constitution -- that no one should have power to act unilaterally. Nevertheless, Congress often gives the President considerable leeway in implementing and administering federal law and programs. Sometimes, Congress cannot agree exactly how to implement a law or program. In effect, this leaves the decision to the federal agencies involved and the President that stands at their head. When Congress fails to spell out in detail how a law is to be executed, it leaves the door open for the President to provide those details in the form of Executive Orders.

You can also learn about Executive Orders according to Wikipedia -Executive Order.

So why am I pointing this out? You know as well as I do that this Congress wants to give this President NOTHING. They want to make life hell for him the remainder of his term. They have come right out and said that. By this President issuing this Executive Order, more research will be taking place that has WORKED and will not destroy human life. The President also showed us LIVING examples when discussing it. Again, I still have not seen any of what he said about the positives of research OTHER than embryonic in the MMD. Have you? Just Bush bad, Bush vetoed. Bush doesn’t want to help those sick with Parkinson, ETC.

WAIT! As a side note, did you catch THIS? AP -New treatment promising for Parkinson's

An experimental treatment for Parkinson's disease seemed to improve symptoms — dramatically so, for one 59-year-old man — without causing side effects in an early study of a dozen patients.

The gene therapy treatment involved slipping billions of copies of a gene into the brain to calm overactive brain circuitry.

The small study focused on testing the safety of the procedure rather than its effectiveness, and experts cautioned it's too soon to draw conclusions about how well it works. But they called the results promising and said the approach merits further studies.

Get this,

The Lancet paper reports that over a year, patients showed no side effects from the procedure. What's more, they showed improvements in an overall assessment of symptoms like tremors, stiffness and walking problems.

The improvements were evident at a checkup three months after the procedure and persisted to the end of the study, one year after the surgery, researchers reported. By that time, the overall amount of improvement from before surgery was about 24 percent when measured at times that patients were off their normal medication, and 27 percent at times when they were on medication.

Yet NO scientific proof the embryonic stem cells do ANY better than any other stem cells. This doesn’t even USE stem cells. Interesting . Back to the Executive Orders. Now I have been warning you over and over again that Liberalism is a quest for tyranny. I have pointed out time and time again, Supreme Leader wannabe Clinton’s OWN words. Listen to her again.

"The other day the oil companies reported the highest profits in the history of the world. I want to take those profits and I want to put them into a strategic energy fund that will begin to fund alternative, smart energy, alternative and technology that will begin to actually move us toward the direction of independence. I have to tell you, I am not running for president to put Band-Aids on our problems."

The Democratic senator said what the Bush administration touts as an "ownership society" really is an "on your own" society that has widened the gap between rich and poor.

"I prefer a 'we're all in it together' society," she said. "I believe our government can once again work for all Americans. It can promote the great American tradition of opportunity for all and special privileges for none."

"There is no greater force for economic growth than free markets. But markets work best with rules that promote our values, protect our workers and give all people a chance to succeed," she said. "Fairness doesn't just happen. It requires the right government policies."

"We have sent a message to our young people that if you don't go to college ... that you're thought less of in America. We have to stop this," she said. "Our country cannot run without the people who have the skills that are taught in this school."

Now remember Clinton said some of the proposed changes would be made through executive order and others through legislation. She said she'd move quickly as president to implement the changes. Now you KNOW what she means, as I told you before, what Hillary wants, she gets, nothing you, nor Congress, nor anyone else can do about it. That is, with one exception, do not vote her in.
Peter

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