Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | April 11, 2017

U.S. Constitution – 2017 – Post #1

U.S. Constitution – 2017 – Post #1

What is Article I, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution?

My two cents, but please share yours:

“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.”

https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/constitution-transcript

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Responses

  1. (except for executive orders).

    • Hi again, D. Wallace.

      As you may know, there are two types of presidential orders, executive and legislative.

      The executive orders carry out existing law as written and as intended by the legislative branch (Congress). These are legal, in compliance with the U.S. Constitution.

      The legislative orders alter existing law or create new law, even a tiny bit, and these are not legal. They violate the U.S. Constitution.

      In theory, the White House legal folks are suppose to make sure the president never signs a legislative order as he or she has no legislative authority. But many legislative orders seem to slip through. Fortunately, a later administration can issue executive orders to get rid of these violations whenever they are discovered.

      Cheers, Ashley

      • Thanks for pointing out this difference, Ashley. Way too many “executive” orders have been issued, particularly by the Obama and Clinton administrations that were actually legislative orders. Most Americans are unaware of the distinction.

      • You’re very welcome, David. Cheers, Ashley


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