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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Donald Trump Makes It Easier to Fire Federal Employees: Does it Matter?

 

At first, I thought this was great news: President Trump was taking one more step to drain the swamp by signing three executive orders:

The first executive order aims to strengthen accountability for federal employees and makes it easier to fire poor performers in the federal government.

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Last February President Trump rescinded one of Obama’s executive orders regarding gun control. Basically, Obama ordered the Social Security Administration to report people who were no longer in control of their finances to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System that Trump chose to nullify. I can’t imagine why he did this or why Congress supported […]

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Six months into the Trump presidency the GOP Congress struggles with the promise of swift and dramatic reforms. Kevin Kosar, the R Street Institute’s vice president of policy and a ten-year veteran of Capitol Hill, discusses how the legislative branch became the weakest of government’s limbs. Like Area 45? Please rate, review, and subscribe now! […]

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One hundred and fifty days into his presidency, Donald Trump is on pace to issue the most executive orders for a first-year president since Harry Truman in 1945. Hoover research fellow Adam White reviews the highs and lows of Trump’s signing flurry–and discusses the need for the Trump White House to pick up the pace […]

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Well, CNN, the masters of confusion, have done it again. Trump Turns To Once-mocked Executive Orders To Tout Wins More

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The 2016 film 10 Cloverfield Lane is a taut psychological thriller in which doomsday prepper Howard Stambler (John Goodman) holds Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Emmett (John Gallagher, Jr.) in his underground bunker after unexplained, possibly catastrophic events have taken place on the surface. More

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Finding Hidden Gems in the Executive Orders

 

I was reading the Executive Order on Sanctuary Cities — actually called “Enhancing Public Safety In The Interior Of The United States.” I noticed a couple gems in there that I haven’t seen mentioned anywhere else. The first one is pure magic, because it will crush the Left’s argument that all illegals are here in America solely to provide for their families and live a peaceful life.

Sec. 9. Sanctuary Jurisdictions.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. The Libertarian with Richard Epstein: “Gun Control and Executive Action”

 

In this episode of The Libertarian podcast, Richard Epstein uses Barack Obama’s recent executive actions on guns as a springboard to discuss the President’s history of exercising unilateral executive power.

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. The Ends Justify the Memes

 

Pictured: Infuriatingly Willful IgnoranceSometimes I’m kind of amazed by what the Democrats can get away with. Like this little meme here to the right. I’ve seen it a few times on my Facebook feed in a few different forms. They all follow the same theme: Executive orders like the one Obama just signed are awesome, because look, Eisenhower used them to desegregate schools. Check and mate, Republicans.

Of course, these memes depend entirely on one’s ignorance of history, willful or otherwise.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. A Despot Rules

 

shutterstock_206809687Jonathan S. Tobin cautions us that the use of executive orders may not end with Obama’s presidency in his article, The Problem with One Man Government in Commentary Magazine. Much of it is behind a paywall, but it concludes as follows:

The courts have correctly stymied the president on immigration. His gun rules, which are far less consequential, may remain on the books, at least as long as he remains president. But in doing so, the president has chipped away the separation of powers in a manner that moves us farther away from the intention of the Founders and any coherent concept of the rule of law. It doesn’t matter that Republicans may rescind his orders and issue ones that conservatives will like better. The danger here is of establishing a truly imperial presidency that will gradually lessen the ability of any Congress, no matter which party runs it, to decide the nation’s laws …

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Never mind calling the ayatollah, greenlighting Keystone XL, or repealing Obamacare, he should: Reinstate executive orders prohibiting abortions in federal facilities, pending legislation. Rename Mt. Denali back to Mt. McKinley, pending legislation renaming it to Denali and renaming the surrounding park McKinley. In Roosevelt park in Washington, D.C., give the statue of FDR back its cigarette holder. What […]

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In his closing statement, Ted Cruz pledged to repeal all of the unconstitutional executive orders signed by Obama, discard the Iran deal, investigate and prosecute Planned Parenthood for any crimes they may have committed, order the IRS to “start” (I think he meant stop) persecuting religious freedom and to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. […]

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As President Obama has aptly demonstrated, a President has considerable powers (some even authorized) in addition to powers which require the cooperation of legislators. Most of these powers are known before one enters office. So why doesn’t every candidate plan these well in advance? Publicizing one’s full list during the campaign might scare away voters […]

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