President’s Use of Written Means of Communication As Law

There is so much confusion and disagreement on executive orders, memorandums, prosecutorial discretion, proclamations, and such that perhaps a closer look by Congress is needed to better define their authority. Obama’s use of these vehicles to bypass congress is not new. Others have attempted or utilized them when needed. The problem comes when the abuse of overreaching law making crosses into uncharted territory or congress is hamstrung in lawmaking through their orders. Apparently all forms of written communication like orders are considered laws if a president writes them very much like a Chief Executive Officer in a corporation. Just like … Continue reading