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At Least One Chief Executive Is Doing The Correct Thing

Posted on | January 15, 2013 | 3 Comments

by Smitty

So the guy who already knows he’s not going to meet his budget deadline is going to surround himself with children and infringe upon the 2nd Amendment. Mataconis figures that flinging this much humus is likely to make something stick, in particular, the executive orders. One can hope the fiasco proves a bridge too far for the President. Is there some kind of psychological theory about repeatedly playing the Bad Guy as a means of weakening the opposing resolve?

For some green shoot of intellectual life peeking through the humus, Mike Pence in Indiana is enacting a regulatory moratorium. One is confident that the policy of “If DC can’t take credit, it won’t notice” will remain in effect. Also, Senator Rand Paul will be addressing CPAC 2013, in just two short months. Which, on the current course, will be a desperately needed therapy session. Register, and get your fedora down there.


3 Responses to “At Least One Chief Executive Is Doing The Correct Thing”

  1. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    January 15th, 2013 @ 8:55 pm
  2. DaveO
    January 15th, 2013 @ 9:09 pm

    The POTUS only has to issue three directives, not even Executive Orders using legitimate police powers afforded him by law and the Constitution:

    1. Disconnect the databases used for background checks. No background check, no gun.

    2. Direct the EPA to inspect gun ranges for excessive lead in the ground and gas emissions from firing. Set the standard low, and the fines high.

    3. Direct the IRS to focus on those citizens (local to the investigating agent) who speak out against anti-gun politics. Use the IRS’s own judges.

  3. SDN
    January 16th, 2013 @ 9:13 pm

    1. Not Constitutional, per Heller and McDonald.

    2. Also a violation of McDonald, which ruled that any law acting as a gun ban is unconstitutional. Oh, and gun ranges are nice, not necessary

    3. Violation of 14th Amendment, due process and equal protection clauses.

    Three strikes, you’re out.