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Published: Thursday, Feb. 27 2014 12:00 a.m. MST

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one old man
Ogden, UT

This writer seriously needs to research the use of executive orders by Bush, Reagan, Nixon and other heroes of the right wing.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

Samuel,

your disdain for the balance of powers created by the constitution is almost as blatant as that held by BO.

unfettered use of executive power gave rise to some of history's worst despots, Bonapart, Musselini, Stalin, Mao, Hitler. Do you want our nation to follow that same path, just so "something can get done"?

Sense Maker
SANDY, UT

I agree to all the above. Obama wants a new world order. Look in Isaiah in the Bible and see how it defines what is going on today. The founding fathers purposely wanted checks and balances, so there could not be another King, like in England from which they came to America to seek freedoms, and not be so heavily taxed. The constitution states that there are three bodies of power that should equally should be able to make laws and other important decisions. The legislative, the judicial, an the executive. The judicial and legislative have been bought by Obama. Our citizens are being called "too American." Obama is also apologizing for the U.S.A. because of our standard of living. Well, he won't need to worry about apologizing when we become a third world country, and we are certainly headed down that path.

Curmudgeon
Salt Lake City, UT

If the use of executive power is legal (and constitutional), what's the beef? If you think the president has too much power, then change the law. If you think the president exceeded his power, then sue the administration or convince Congress to impeach him for high crimes and misdemeanors.

Mark B
Eureka, CA

Another day, another reference to despots, all of them dead for decades if not centuries. lost has a legitimate worry when Obama says he's running for a third term - and cancelling the 2016 election.

Utefan60
Salt Lake City, UT

Sense Maker, you really think that Obama bought the judicial branch? How did he do that? Just because you say it often enough doesn't mean it's true. The three branches have been working fairly effectively. Saying the earth is flat doesn't make it so.

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