Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | May 13, 2014

Question of the Week #21 – 2014

Question of the Week #21 – 2014

What is Article I, Section 1 of the US Constitution?

My two cents (but please share yours):

It says that 100% of the legislative authority–the right to make rules, regulations, and laws–is given to only Congress.

The judicial branch (including the Supreme Court) and the executive branch (including the president, EPA, and IRS) have 0% legislative authority–zero, zip, none.

From http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_transcript.html  you can find the following.

Article. I.

Section. 1.

All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.”

 

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Responses

  1. Which our current President circumvents by issuing Presidential edicts.

    • Hi David, Our presidents may issue executive orders if and only if they do not create new law or alter existing law–even slightly. The problem is that all too often, this critical line is crossed. The executive orders become legislative orders, which are a violation of the Constitution. Cheers, Ashley


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