Thursday, May 12, 2016

Climate Change Executive Orders by Governor Brown in California

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Like presidential executive orders, gubernatorial executive orders cannot legally be legislative.  One of the key aspects of a republic, or at least OUR republic, is Separation of Powers.  All legislative powers belong to the legislative branch, executive powers belong to the executive branch, and judicial powers are vested in the judicial branch.  The U.S. Constitution, nor any of the State Constitutions, offer to the executive executive powers AND legislative powers.

Article I, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution states that all legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress.

Legislative Powers are the authority to make law, modify law, and repeal law.

Following Barack Obama's lead, Governor Jerry Brown has been using executive powers to enact Cap and Trade in California, creating a redistribution of wealth policy that picks winners and losers, and doubles-down on the State's downward slide towards socialism.  California residents need to be involved involved in their city councils to stop sustainable development and climate change policies.  Cities must refuse the tantalizing bait of money being dangled from the State, federal government, or non-government regional entities and work with the citizens to stop the onslaught of destructive policies being imposed upon us.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

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