Obama’s Latest Despotic Subterfuge: Issuing Directives As “Memoranda”


Forgive me but once again I must invoke one of my favorite 80s songs and bands, Missing Persons’ “Words.” As you know, the refrain goes, “What are words for, when no one listens anymore, What are words for, When no one listens, What are words for, When no one listens, its no use talking at all — Do you hear me? Do you care?”

And with that playing in the background comes the latest deceptive trick emanating from the Obama administration relating to the meaning of words — executive orders and memoranda.

As reported by USA Today, “By issuing his directives as “memoranda” rather than executive orders, Obama has downplayed the extent of his executive actions. President Obama has issued a form of executive action known as the presidential memorandum more often than any other president in history — using it to take unilateral action even as he has signed fewer executive orders. When these two forms of directives are taken together, Obama is on track to take more high-level executive actions than any president since Harry Truman battled the “Do Nothing Congress” almost seven decades ago, according to a USA TODAY review of presidential documents.”

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