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Executive Overreach – Biden Signs 17 Orders

Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2021
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by AMAC, Robert B. Charles
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First day in office, Biden signed 17 executive orders. They are not good for unity, restoring trust, or soothing fears Democrats plan to “run the table.” Frankly, they are executive overreach.

Biden’s orders – sure to be challenged – are significant.  He was not renaming the Rose Garden for pansies, not announcing a pardon for America’s turkeys, or a new National Unity Day.

Many orders upend longstanding laws, reverse regulations, and push limits on executive action. There is more. He knew this was his plan while quoting Lincoln, talking peace, said saying his “soul is in it.” One wonders, in what?  If these were ready to be signed, whither the harmony?

What do these orders do?  Rather than pausing to explain and move legislation, he shouted “pull” and started signing. His orders command “immediate termination” of funding for the popular border wall, “putting an end to a key Trump campaign and administration promise.”  His order includes “immediate pause” in construction, redirection of funds – somewhere.

He revokes Trump’s immigration law enforcement priorities, ordering agencies to set “civil immigration enforcement policies that best protect the American people … in line with our values and priorities” – as if protection of borders, treaties, citizenship, health and safety, avoiding COVID, homelessness, sanctuary cities, drug trafficking and election concerns are not “in line with our values and priorities.”

He suspends deportation, ends third-country aid, undermines deterrence of caravans, restarts a citizenship for Americans illegally here before adult age, and rather than working with Congress, dispenses with them.  Boom-tick, simple scribble, done.

Metrics of concern vetting for possible terrorists from countries with metrics “concern” –identified during Obama – Biden plays the demagogue, ending Trump’s “Muslim ban,” which was never a Muslim ban.  He has staff say no more “religious animus and xenophobia.”  So, vetting for Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, and Iran is lifted.

The State Department is ordered to restart visa processing.  Look up those countries, terrorism indicia.  Non-partisan assessments of terror sponsorship pop these countries. Ironically, Trump’s State Department defended Chinese Muslims, saying their mistreatment – based on their Muslim faith – was genocide.  If this is unity, one wonders what disunity looks like.

Contrary to common understandings of law, historical precedent, concerns about resource distribution and electoral representation, Biden also ordered the Census to include non-citizens, including illegal aliens.  The decision reverses standing policy. It also casts a long shadow.

In another executive order – ignoring Chinese influence at the World Health Organization (WHO) – Biden “re-engaged” WHO.  As American tax dollars go there, one wonders. Without legal review, congressional dialogue, or transition discussions – which last month – Biden “re-entered” the flawed, income redistributing, highly questionable Paris Climate Accord, disregarding calls for legal review. Textually, the accord is anti-Western – ah, well.

For good measure, Biden revoked a range of Trump’s presidential proclamations, saying they “do not serve the U.S. national interest.” More seriously, assuring high energy prices, less energy independence, lower energy employment, angering tens of millions of Americans and Canada, Biden unilaterally revoked the permit for completing the Keystone XL Pipeline. Ah, well.

In an Orwellian twist, Biden dispatched staff to say the move was “imperative” to “address the climate crisis,” create “good union jobs” and promote “climate justice.”  The truth is opposite.  Cheap oil for Americans, will simply go to foreign markets – and get burned.  “Good union jobs” were and will be killed by that pipeline revocation.

And, okay, call me ignorant.  For the life of me, I wonder on “climate justice.”  What a word! Is that equality between clouds and sun.  What would America’s Founders, so intent on real justice, or Aristotle, Locke, Rousseau, Burke, Bentham, or Mills say? They would be stumped.

The idea is that different people – “groups of people,” you know identity politics – get more and less rain, wind, sun, floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes.  This inequality is America’s fault, all man-made factors, carbon. As America is rich – having nothing to do with our noble history, hard work, struggling economy – we must pay.  Yeah, okay.  Watch for climate privilege” next.

What else? Biden signed orders creating an “us and them” in housing, demanding “affordable housing,” delayed payments, no evictions.  On one hand, that appeals during COVID; on the other one wonders how, like shuttered small businesses, those who live on rents survive?  Presumably, more rent-payers vote Democrat than rent collectors.  Wither harmony?

Biden pushed student debt cancellation.  Okay, two-edged sword.  Education depends on access, which requires loans if a student believes in himself, aims to learn and rise economically.  But what lesson is taught by ending responsibility for debt, and what do the lenders get, and who repays the loan?  Answer:  You, taxpayers under a heap of debt.  Easy answer, but right?  No.

Other orders hit “racial justice and equity,” interesting as West Coast cities are attacked by ANTIFA.  One order redefines “equity” (equality), as if a new word.  It lists identity groups, really voting blocks, that Biden will now help.  Uniting Americans? Hard to see that.

Add reversal of Trump’s regulatory relief, framed as regulatory “freeze” – but truthfully, a freeze on regulatory reduction, Orwellian twist on words.  The irony is that reduced federal regulation created the best US economy in 70 years and helped every demographic.

Then – you knew it – Biden went for social engineering in the military, putting readiness – as defined by those responsible for assuring it – below access to service by the “transgender community.” Hmmm.  The natural extension is subordination of readiness-centric discriminators, weight, height, strength, intellect, age, mental fitness, moral character, psychological fitness (e.g., for security, spec-ops, submariner) to social equity.  Wars are not won on equity; they lost for readiness.

Likewise, Biden sidelined historic policy blocking US dollars for foreign non-government organizations promoting abortion, the Mexico City policy or Hyde Amendment.  Biden – putatively a practicing Catholic, albeit condemned by cardinals – greenlighted abortions on taxpayer dollars.  That will also be challenged, but it does not spell unity.

One must ask – is this how a “unifying” president acts, on a dubious mandate?  How a president seeks to lower the temperature, assuage fears of those who doubt him, did not vote for him?  One wonders what the future holds.  This is overreach.  Let us hope listening, respect – start soon.

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Dan W.
Dan W.
3 years ago

Executive Orders: The lazy man’s way of legislating.

The fact that these EOs have a four year expiration date at best doesn’t seem to deter presidents from issuing them. Go figure.

Jeff Noncent
Jeff Noncent
3 years ago

Biden is not fit to run this country

PaulE
PaulE
3 years ago

Ah the wringing of the hands over Biden and the Democrats doing exactly what most of us knew they would do as soon as they had the power. Which was to move quickly and decisively to undo the last four years as fast as they can get Senile Joe to sign the stack of executive orders his handlers have been drafting for months now. A lot more executive orders are on the way, so wring your hands and continue to foolishly hope the Democrats will take pity on the nation they are intent on re-making and stop their “overreach”. The Democrats learned from their mistakes the last time they had absolute power in Washington and they will NOT repeat the same errors.

Just wait for when the Congress starts ramming through the stack of legislation they have been hammering out behind closed doors, while diverting the public’s attention with a poorly fashioned and completely unconstitutional impeachment trial of a President, that not only did nothing impeachable, but has already left office. Watch the shiny object in their left hand, while they rob you blind and burn down your house with their right. Congressional legislation is when the real damage starts on a massive scale to this country. H.R. 1 already contains several items that will ensure all future elections will be a repeat of the same process used in 2020. So while you wring your hands over the actions of the last half week, the Democrats are strategically focused on perpetuating their power for decades to come.

Forget the nonsensical “unity” speech that someone wrote for Senile Joe to recite after he was sworn in. That was just pure theater of no real consequence in order to create a video the MSM could endlessly run for the next few months. They wanted to create the optics of “Biden the Uniter” for public consumption, while he was signing every single executive order put in front of him. All so they have some content to talk about and fill time on their repetitive propaganda shows about how wonderful Biden is and how everything will be paradise.

This is your second or third article here on the same general subject of “Biden better re-think his approach or he risks overreach” or “endangers his unity message”. From the Democrat perspective and I have spoken to a lot of them, it is NOT considered overreach. He is merely enacting the policies that the left stands for. They may all be destructive policies and economically divisive in nature, but that is who they are.

Most Democrats under 50 generally don’t care about sound economics. national security, striving to build a better, stronger nation that offers freedom and opportunity not found in most of the rest of the world. They value the SJW values, that they have been force fed all their lives by the public education system and the MSM. Virtually everything that Biden signed last week was in the 110 page Democrat platform that every candidate in the Democrat party ran on in 2020 and reflects those values. As I have said here numerous times, we may all live in the same geographic space called the United States of America, but the nation has been populated by people with two diametrically opposing perspectives of what this country should be.

The left clearly wants socialism and whether they understand the true ramifications of what socialism is is at this point immaterial. Their idea of “unity” is that we simply surrender, STFU and sit down. Our version of unity is that we unite around a common set of shared core beliefs. The problem with that is there are NO COMMON SET OF SHARED CORE BELIEFS from the left’s perspective with us. So while Biden may have read a speech last Wednesday written for him about “unity”, that is NOT what the left is after.

Mark
Mark
3 years ago

One has to remember that President Pelosi had these executive orders prewritten before Biden even took office. And Biden’s definition of unity is aimed at his socialist party, not the nation

Shoe
Shoe
3 years ago

Thus far, the media is not giving coverage to the orders that are most damaging to our economy or our security. The “Pawns” who depend on the MSM for their news have no idea how they are being manipulated

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
3 years ago

Signed Ex orders since Republicans in House & Senate would block plans or roll on for use later.
Screw the Unity talk.
Susan Rice calling shots from behind scenes.
Now to see actions from aside seeing XL pipeline crash & now see gas prices rise

Hail
Hail
3 years ago

He probably doesn’t even realize what he is signing. His keepers just give him whatever they want and he just blindly signs it just like a robot. How very sad for the American People!!

Bobbywho
Bobbywho
3 years ago

There is an actor portraying Biden. That’s why the eye color is wrong. It’s all wrong. Biden going down bigly. His actions are null and void. Filmed in a movie set. Pre recorded inauguration like a movie. Patience warriors. Trump’s got this.

Bobbywho
Bobbywho
3 years ago

Trump bought the plane, Air Force One for one dollar and negotiated a huge military contract for the plane. Legal. No way will Biden get on that plane. Our brilliant genius businessman.

Barbara
Barbara
3 years ago

What a joke how many days in office and already destroying our economy closing pipeline, increasing min wage, which will hurt small business, oh yeah the imigrants coming by caravan to our open borders, I am sure I left off all his accomplishments on ruining the USA.

Bedingabird
Bedingabird
3 years ago

Someone better take his pencil away from him. It’s obvious he don’t know what it’s use for. Too much use – really makes all he does a bit useless!!

Marie Langley
Marie Langley
3 years ago

I can’t believe he can even sign his name on 17 executive orders. Does he even know what his name is? This is not Biden’s fault it is the American people’s fault for being so stupid and ignorant to vote for him. Now we get to pay for it big time! Thanks America!!!!!!!!!

J. Farley
J. Farley
3 years ago

They don’t care about how the America people feel, they know they have us where they want us, we are like a flock of sheep that when the Wolf appears we run in all different directions or just stand by and get picked off one by one instead of banding together and running over the Wolf, I am sorry to say it but most people have lost their will to stand up for the values of our founding Fathers.
GOD HELP AMERICA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Michael Tomaino
Michael Tomaino
3 years ago

Everything biden is doing is out of “revenge” and his visceral hatred for President Trump and his followers.

Art A
Art A
3 years ago

Stop the poor poor pitiful me/us stuff. We knew and understood what was coming. Not all of the details but WE KNEW. He is a puppet on a mission a major part of it is to ERASE TRUMPISM. Just think. We are only 1 week into this debacle. Proposed spending is deliriously out of hand and on and on. HOW ABOUT THIS DEFINITION OF BIDEN’S UNITY? COMPLETE SURRENDER MIGHT DO. I AM NOT SURPRISED BY ANY THIS CARNIVAL SHOW. MAGA!

Biden : MAO More Than Ever!
Biden : MAO More Than Ever!
3 years ago

Good points all, except maybe the Keystone Pipeline, but the sad reality is, people ARE listening, and, apparently, they like what they are hearing. While it is clear that the progressives stole the election, it is far less clear that they had to. By any measure it’s way too close for comfort, considering the insanity the left is spewing. In a clear-thinking and observant populace, they would have a hard time commanding ten percent of the popular vote. Yet here we are.

A big part of the problem is that the left got out in front of this and developed a platform that appeals to a significant, government-addicted segment of the populace. We, on the other hand, have been characterized (too often, fairly) as reactionary with no “fresh” ideas or solutions. We don’t need to change our views or values, we just have to develop an intelligent and effective marketing plan that will draw voters to our side. AND come up with unity within our own ranks. Why have we not excommunicated radical leftists like Romney and McCain?

Charlotte A Mahin
Charlotte A Mahin
3 years ago

The scariest thing so far that I have heard is that HR1 the first bill the DC Communists have proposed totally takes away any chance that we will have clean elections in the future. Of course, they now rule so I guess that it will pass. Cannot even trust that our Supreme Court would hear any suits against the Communist rulers.

Deplorable in GA
Deplorable in GA
3 years ago

Come on Mannn? Listening and respect? This jerk doesn’t know those terms. Only GOD will get us through the elections in 2022, meanwhile let the Democrats continue to kill children though abortions that might dilute the voter base in 20 years.

jane
jane
3 years ago

So where do “we” go from here?

Carl Blankemeyer
Carl Blankemeyer
3 years ago

Nice write up. Prayers that we all find/maintain our voices and make them heard…peacefully…in protest of this BS.

Art A
Art A
3 years ago

Mr. Charles are you a skeet shooter? Your use of the term “pull” was of some note. Just asking.

Randall W
Randall W
3 years ago

You get what you pay for. Voters ( or at least ballots counted) got what they wanted, now they get to pay and pay big for a big government. Republicans will mop the floor with these socialist demo gods in the midterms..

Cheryl Laube
Cheryl Laube
3 years ago

I fear for the future of America with so many changes that will affect so many in negative ways. Your article is great. You.really outlined the many issues where Biden has taken a wrong path.

Oren
Oren
3 years ago

There is a bright side to this. If dopey Biden wants to circumvent the constitutional process then that eliminates the need for Congress. Send all those useless slugs home and cut off their salary.

Doug Drennan
Doug Drennan
3 years ago

The obama administration was a disaster and the biden administration will be even worse. It’s time for a second American revolution if we hope to have an America at all.

Keith H
Keith H
3 years ago

Stupid Commie !! Working for the CCP to take down America. They stole the election !! Anybody with a brain should be able to figure that out. Giving this any credence is a waste of time. This is no time to turn the other cheek. It’s time to stop paying taxes and band together to fight this.

the rebel
the rebel
3 years ago

Beijing Jobama has fewer brains then a dead donkey————the socialist mascot! If ya think the things he is doing are stupid———————–just wait till the California Kumbucket sits in the Big Chair !!!

Dr Scott
Dr Scott
3 years ago

Usurper in chief with a full compromised position to several other nations of the world, and many of them are not friendly with the USA.
Media propagandists preaching to us ???????? Americans, who have more than a little doubt about the election results, want us all to sit down, shut up, and give their newest messianic head(s) our love and support.
Wait until government fairness in housing, etc take hold

Elton Yancey
Elton Yancey
3 years ago

This senile old man has no clue what he’s doing or where he is.He is simply a puppet with strings being pulled by left-wing;anti Americans.Lord help us.

Barbara Williamson
Barbara Williamson
3 years ago

Everything Biden has done has been to promote the longevity of the Socialist Democrat Party and propel them into a permanent authoritarian government……..COMMUNIST…..with them at the helm.
Including illegals in the census means more Democrat Reps in the House…more control. Rushing to make illegals new citizens means more Democrat voters. Ending the wall means more illegals will pour into our country and facilitate those two aims. They care nothing….NOTHING…. for the safety, or job security of the legal citizens of this country. We are merely the cash cows from whence comes all the money they wish to spend for these ultimate power-hungry, America-killing goals. The fact that they have managed to steal this election, without really trying to conceal the fact, and with the aid and abetting of the lying mainstream media and cowardice of the judicial system, should tell everyone in America that Socialist Democrats know they are above the laws they make for us and will continue their rape of our country. Until we make uniform and secure Presidential election laws requiring ALL states to follow, we cannot count on free and fair elections in the future. But good luck getting the Socialist Democrats to pass such legislation through Congress. They are too busy nipping at the heels of President Donald Trump…and anyone else that gets in their way!

Rachel
Rachel
3 years ago

Mr. Biden sits at the desk and does what he is told. Sign all of these books and look happy. He does not have a clue what he is doing. He is a puppet for the far left. Pray for our country,

Rick J.
Rick J.
3 years ago

The time is drawing near, for those of us who took the oath, to protect and defend the constitution against all enemies both foreign and domestic. I believe we have domestic enemies among us.

Diane
Diane
3 years ago

Biden/Harris team are totally worthless. They are taking our country to disaster and need to be ousted. But like Pelosi and Schumer, they will thrive in office even though they are deliberately trying to take us into Socialism and Communism. I am so sad and disappointed that they were put into office, it is so hard to imagine ANYONE would want to have total Government control over the USA. What is next? Will our military be taken down again like it was when Obama was in office? Then, where is our protection? All the people who voted for Biden/Harris deserve everything that team will do to ruin this great nation. It appears that there will be another Civil War and it will be devastating to all Americans, I see it brewing and nothing will stop it. When they were voted into office, they voted for the Anti Christ. They are pure EVIL, along with Pelosi, Schumer, and all their little darlings. God help us! They will try to remove God as well, they are all heathens. I see everything turning the wrong way, more homeless, more murders, more starving families, more robberies, more dissention, more hate, more racism, more poverty…I see SOCIALISM as our fate.

Richard Arveaux
Richard Arveaux
3 years ago

What disturbs me most, is, that we knew all this during the Democrat primaries, and not a single republican was able to get through the media blackout of the truth. This is going to be a horrible two years, even four years if conservatives do as we’ve always doe, you know, shrug our shoulders and say it’ll get better. It won’t get better, we are on a path to totalitarianism. and if we don’t get off our collective asses, we will become reeducated serfs, to a new and possible Chinese rule. I’m fortunate, I’m 78 and the way I look at it is this. My life expectancy is nearly over, I’ve lived a good life and fought for what I believe is right. The Left is intent to conquer America, and destroy a 230 year old country that has been the only country to make the world a better place for everyone. So when the come for this old boy, there will be blood. Mostly theirs, and most assuredly mine. But I live by the rule. You can only conquer me from my dead cold hands. I’ll go out as I came in, kicking and screaming. It’s my nature. Please stand up and stop this madness.

Patricia Berka
Patricia Berka
3 years ago

I would rather have FREEDOM than “unity.”

Connie Micke
Connie Micke
3 years ago

Remember that movie where the president dies and a double steps in??? Did that just happen??? His speeches improved??? How and why. The dementia ???? Bijieng joe. Is hiding in his basement and only comes out at night like a vampire sucking everything out of the USA while china sits outside ready to pounce!!!

Joyce Gibson
Joyce Gibson
3 years ago

Biden is going against his Oath of Office where he stated he would protect the United States from all enemies, foreign and domestic. When allows all detainees to be released from ICE, he is turning all kinds of henious criminals on the American people. What is going to happen to we, the people? Can we take this for 4 years? Quite frankly, this is the most scared I have ever been of our government and I was alive during FDR’s presidencies.

Kim
Kim
3 years ago

“Justice this”, “justice that”….whatever happened to “Citizens’ Justice”? Don’t we have say? No, apparently not, not when Biden signs stuff he probably didn’t read and certainly didn’t write. Not when the Constitution turns into a malleable lump of raw clay for the dems to shape the way they like.

An aside, and maybe a metaphor for the coming 4 years: I know many of us didn’t watch the inauguration, but see if you can find video of what happened, after the ceremony, when Joe and Jill approached the White House door. They couldn’t get in! For an interminably long period of time (especially for Joe), the 2 lovebirds nestled close to each other, waiting for someone to open the door. HA! Biden had fired all of former President Trump’s staff as soon as he stole the baton. This action included the young doorman, and they forgot to assign someone that role. HILL-ARIOUS!!

Jay A.
Jay A.
3 years ago

China Joe has the brain of a doorknob, the communist party is calling the shots. If you voted for him don’t complain!

Felix
Felix
3 years ago

As a nation we are reaping what we sowed. Conservatives need to organize and fight this overreach at “Warp Speed”! We need to support someone, or an organization that can, and will expose what will become of our country if all this continues to erode our freedoms that are guaranteed in the constitution and bill of rights. Being the silent majority is not working.

Mike
Mike
3 years ago

Well having served with those nation in the United States Air Force I am now ready to take on the Communist in our government it may be time for us to go to Washington as Americans and drag them out into the streets like good Democrats they are and beat the hell out of them figuratively not literally. If you notice he is putting a past general in place a past and dishonored general Secretary of defense. The number of this country only need to follow lawful orders obvious anything Biden is putting out his unlawful since he was not the president and do I refuse to accept anything from him absolutely. It’s obvious this clown is too incompetent to do anything and the half breed that’s with you is vice President is even stupider than he is she knows nothing about this country obviously so it’s time to take America back.

L. A. Smith
L. A. Smith
3 years ago

“He will not survive long in this office…” Of course not, that has been the plan all along. The Twin Usurpers-Harris and Pelosi, are waiting in the wings to pounce, causing a (what they believe to be plausible) removal of Biden from office, for “the good of the nation”.

Felix
Felix
3 years ago

We need to organize and let our voices be heard, being a silent majority is not working!

HocasPocas
HocasPocas
3 years ago

I’m not sure who they are trying to unite, but it sure isn’t We the People. They aren’t working for We the People either. The million dollar question is, what are We the People going to do about it? Surely our Founding Fathers thought about this type of Tyranny when they constructed our Constitution. What about the Bill of Rights? Is there anyway that we can move to impeach? Not just Biden, all of them!

Mark
Mark
3 years ago

Proud to be one of 74,000,000! Equity is not good for America but equality is.

RJ from Az
RJ from Az
3 years ago

With regards to all the executive orders, one news commentator said “you ain’t seen nothing yet”.
The Ministry of Propaganda fully supports him. Case closed.

Cheryl Andrew
Cheryl Andrew
3 years ago

I believe he is a puppet being used by the democratic party to bring us under a socialist/communist regime. I pray for the people of this country & that GOD will be merciful.

Patricia Hefferan
Patricia Hefferan
3 years ago

Thank you, Amac, for a beautifully literate and complete understanding of what has transpired. Will we be like the “good Germans” who did nothing to stop Hitler? Republicans sit idle by while the looting of public policy and our laws are upended. Perhaps now we can understand the “good German” more completely as we have become them.

GENE ALDERMAN
GENE ALDERMAN
3 years ago

TYPICAL REVENGE STRATEGY. NOT SURPRISED.

ANTIFA SHOULD BE HIS CONCERNED SINCE IT IS DEMODRATIC CITIES THEY ARE DESTROYING.

John Steinbauer
John Steinbauer
3 years ago

And when asked questions Biden and the Press Secretary answer we don’t have that answer now, we can “circle around” and pursue it for you. Or you can “ask the appropriate cabinet member”. So sad what is ahead of us. Bernie Sanders has given Biden his needs and Biden has enacted the Socialist agenda as pay off for the Left,Left’s votes. God help us.

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