It seemed like just months ago that then-presidential candidate Joe Biden was waxing poetically about how awful executive orders are, in a clear insult to President Trump.
“You can’t legislate by executive action unless you are a dictator.” [Source: AP]
Well, Biden may have wanted to reevaluate his word choice, considering that he signed literally seventeen times as many executive orders as Trump did on his first day in office, not to mention dozens more orders since that time.
So, who is the “dictator” now? Certainly does not appear to be Trump, especially within the context of the current Biden-Harris administration.
For this most part, Trump coincidentally passed executive orders after being repeatedly blocked by the likes of Pelosi and others, including his executive orders last year, which were designed to help Americans after Pelosi left town early without resolution.
However, Biden seems to be signing executive orders before even attempting to engage with Congress, and, unlike Trump, his executive orders tend to focus largely on non-Americans and highly specialized interest groups: in other words, policies that are not exactly the embodiment of “unity.”
Biden’s executive orders demonstrate even less unity when they represent an all but open assault on conservative states that dared to say “no thanks” to an ultra-leftist Biden and Kamala regime.
For instance, killing the Keystone XL pipeline project, which not only hurt job prospects in the United States but also in Canada, clearly targeted states that voted for Trump. Plus, any form of active job killing, from cancelling pipelines to forcing an abnormally high federal minimum wage, is not exactly the best action to take during a time when multiple millions of Americans are still struggling due to the pandemic.
Which is precisely why the states most targeted by Biden’s absurd executive orders are fighting back, hard, against the federal government. In fact, nearly 25 percent of the country is now formally fighting back against Biden, given that twelve states, or approximately one-fourth of the nation’s total states, have launched suit against the Biden administration.
The lawsuit is spearheaded by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, who has targeted the following executive order: “Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis.”
Several other states have joined alongside Missouri, including Utah, Tennessee, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Ohio, Nebraska, Montana, Kansas, Indiana, Arizona, and Arkansas.
Ironically, Arizona supposedly went for Biden in 2020, which makes its collaboration with the other eleven states even more intriguing. Either Arizona engaged in shady electoral behaviors, or the state is learning the error of its ways in trusting the Biden-Harris administration. Or perhaps it is a combination of both.
Schmitt asserts that the sheer number of regulations will strangle even more opportunities in Missouri, thereby leaving more Americans weakened against the whims of the fake news media-powered left.
“Under President Biden’s executive order, which he didn’t have the authority to enact, these hard-working Missourians who have lived and worked this land for generations, could be left in the dust …
In practice, this enormous figure will be used to justify an equally enormous expansion of federal regulatory power that will intrude into every aspect of Americans’ lives — from their cars, to their refrigerators and homes, to their grocery and electric bills.” [Source: News Max]
Grocery and electric bills, not to mention cars, homes, and refrigerators.
In other words, all the things that political representatives enjoy for “free,” courtesy of the taxpayers’ money. In fact, they enjoy these freebies so much that they’re willing to extend all of them to their ever loyal lemming supporters. All they have to do is vote Democrat.
Meanwhile, hardworking, taxpaying Americans have become understandably frustrated by Biden’s myriad executive orders that not only launch a direct assault on conservative America, but also a direct assault on taxpayer revenues, which Schmitt also notes in his suit.
“[Biden’s executive order] will be used to inflict untold billions or trillions of dollars of damage to the U.S. economy for decades to come.” [Source: News Max]
One can only hope that Biden’s executive orders never reach full fruition in terms of formal law, though several more months in the uphill battle against the leftists remain.