One of the issues in the Presidential campaign is the use of executive orders by President Barack Obama. An executive order is loosely defined in the dictionary as an order from the President or a federal government agency which has the force of law. Why are such orders from the President so controversial?
As we are in the midst of the presidential debate and caucus season, we are hearing most of the candidates promising they will do this or that as though, if elected, they would be dictator rather than president of the United States. It’s as though they want us to forget that we are a republic with three branches of government.