The President has announced that he's seeking to enact new controls without the cooperation or consent of Congress. I understand how this could be worrying on the surface.
The thing is, he really can't do that. I've written about this before. Whatever murky construct they may be, executive orders can't be used to enact or alter laws. The chief executive doesn't have that power, and for very good reason.
It's unsettling that this President has repeatedly and publicly stated a desire to bypass our system of checks and balances. Regarding economic relief in 2011, he said,
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