Executive orders, whether at the federal or state levels, are starting to sound just like the "Decrees of the King" that we fought a revolutionary war to escape from.

I would like all of my elected officials to pass legislation to significantly reduce the powers of our president and governors since they've proven unworthy of justly wielding those powers for the benefit of the governed.

David Wilson

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Gary Scoggin

Congress, in both parties, is afraid to take principled stands on important issues. This opening the way for executive actions.

Jack Cross

You make a good point, Executive orders have certainly been abused by both sides.

who too often use it, not for the betterment or security of the nation but for a political advantage. Its a hard call, because there may be occasions where the president needs to act fast in an emergency situation. An example was Trump fast tracking the vaccine. But these actions by any president should be temporary unless congress acts to make it law.

domenico nuckols

Voters show Governor Abbot the door next November.

Carlos Ponce

If replaced it will be by a Republican who remembers Conservative values throughout tenure not just at election time.

Bailey Jones

Executive orders are within the scope of any executive. The solution to executive orders is bipartisan government. Bipartisan government comes about when legislative districts are drawn to create bipartisan districts. As long as both parties are allowed to slice up the electorate into increasingly "safe" hyper-partisan districts - where primaries tend to favor the most partisan candidates - we will be left with one party intent on thwarting the progress of the other - leaving EOs as the only way of advancing the agenda of the party in power.

Ed Buckner

Bailey Jones once again wins the thoughtful and articulate prize.

Sue Emmite

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