An executive order is an action which does not require the approval of the Congress, by the President. It cannot contradict or override any law, but can direct agencies in the executive branch in accordance with law. For example, only the President can issue an Executive Order for a budget sequester, by law. Conservatives are often critical of executive orders for how they bypass the United States Constitutional process for enacting new laws.
Presidents and Executive Orders
- Executive amnesty
- Balance of power
- Police states starts with a Welfare state, then a Nanny state