The Power Of Executive Orders

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The power of Executive Orders is an assumed right – one that is not spoken of throughout the Constitution, short of the phrase “the executive order shall be vested in a President of the United States.” It is a legal process akin to Legislative action, thus nullifying the division of powers. Congress has made attempts in the past to limit the power, attempting to extend the Checks and Balances system so that it might apply to these orders. It is an invasive action that is a clear attempt to bypass both the Judicial and Legislative branches. Not including the short-termed William Henry Harrison, all of our presidents have taken advantage of this assumed power to further their parties’ agendas. Franklin D. Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt, considered
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