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  •  My take on executive orders (5+ / 0-)

    issued to circumvent Congress is that such orders should be used when immediate action is required; and even when there is a cooperative Congress their procedures would slow down a timely response to the emergency.  The other exception would be when a hostile, ideological  minor faction blocks critical  legislation that has wide public support.
    All to often that faction is lead by religious zealots or the faction panders to  the zealots.  And when the group is a mix of bible thumpers and the dumber than hammered dog shit crowd then reality based minds have to school the dumb shits.

    "If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them. Isaac Asimov (8.25 / -5.64}

    by carver on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 02:06:27 PM PST

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    •  Seems EA is therefore warrented for anything (1+ / 0-)
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      Creosote

      related to science.
      Since too many in the House don't believe in it. IT would drag on and on. Not enough time for that

      All the climate change and environment stuff at least. And consumer protection..since scientific datat supports that as well  yet it is denied.

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