• Even the New York Times is telling President Biden to stop with his executive orders

    From Ubiquitous@weberm@polaris.net to alt.tv.pol-incorrect,alt.fan.rush-limbaugh,alt.politics.media,alt.politics.miserable-failure,alt.politics.usa on Sun Jan 31 04:44:23 2021
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    If you're a liberal Democrat and you've lost the Times ...

    It turns out that it's not just the right in America that is concerned
    about President Joe Biden's raft of executive actions since he was
    sworn in just eight days ago.

    Now even the editorial board of the New York Times is begging him to
    "ease up."

    In just his first week as president, Biden signed 37 executive actions, including a record-breaking 24 executive orders despite having said
    during the 2020 campaign that dictators rule by executive order.

    Despite that fact that the Times agrees with Biden's left-wing
    progressive agenda, the paper published an editorial Wednesday calling
    on the president to go though the proper channels meaning legislation
    passed by Congress.

    The editorial, "Ease Up on the Executive Actions, Joe," praised the
    president for working to overturn the work of former President Donald
    Trump, but said executive orders were not the way to do it.

    Noting Biden's moves on the Paris climate accords, so-called "Muslim
    travel ban," Keystone XL pipeline, border-wall construction, DACA, mask-wearing, transgenders in the military, and more, the paper pointed
    out that "[t]hese moves are being met with cheers by Democrats and
    others eager to see the legacy of Donald Trump's presidency dismantled posthaste."

    However, the editorial board warned the left: "But this is no way to
    make law."

    More from the Times:

    A polarized, narrowly divided Congress may offer Mr. Biden
    little choice but to employ executive actions or see his
    entire agenda held hostage. These directives, however, are a
    flawed substitute for legislation. They are intended to provide
    guidance to the government and need to work within the
    discretion granted the executive by existing law or the
    Constitution. They do not create new law though executive
    orders carry the force of law and they are not meant to
    serve as an end run around the will of Congress. By design,
    such actions are more limited in what they can achieve than
    legislation, and presidents who overreach invite intervention
    by the courts.
    But the legal limitations are not the only thing that should concern
    the left when it comes to these orders, the Times said.

    The temporary nature of executive actions make them a poor option for a
    system of government:

    Executive actions are far more ephemeral and easily discarded
    \ than legislation, which can set up a whipsaw effect, as each
    president scrambles to undo the work of his predecessor. Just
    as Mr. Trump set about reversing as many of President Barack
    Obama's directives as possible, Mr. Biden is now working to
    reverse many of Mr. Trump's reversals. With executive orders,
    there is always another presidential election just a few years
    off, threatening to upend everything.

    This creates instability and uncertainty that can carry
    significant economic as well as human costs.

    If President Biden wants to create a lasting legacy, the Times advised
    that he work to "hammer out agreements with Congress."

    "Now it is time for the new president to show the American people what permanent change for a better nation can look like," the paper
    concluded.

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    Trump won.

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