Monday 9 November 2020

Day 238 of self-isolation - Executive orders

Executive orders

Biden is preparing a flurry of executive orders, to reverse the executive orders that Trump created. Obama did the same.

 That worries me. It smells of dictatorship. Congress still has control over the purse-strings, I think, but the power to declare war seems to have been eroded, and this flurry of executive orders seems to be a way to rule the country without accountability.

The US claims that it has a written constitution, but actually that's only part of the story. It has a whole bunch of unwritten traditions, and codes of conduct. And if they aren't written, how can the be enforced?

There are serious holes in the US constitution, and the next person to exploit them, might not be as incompetent as Trump.

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