Now to interrupt your regularly scheduled evening... I heard these things when I got home and I am so upset that I had to post this.
Ok, I have to preface this by saying that I really do want the President to succeed. But after 1 day in office, I'm afeared. I'm truly afeared that the country is going to be run via executive order, completely bypassing the checks and balances built into our government.
First thing, he closed Gitmo. Well, truth be told, he closed all foreign detainment camps and prisons. What are we going to do with everyone that is currently housed in these institutions? Just let them go? Heck no... Jack Murtha is willing to house all the detainees from Gitmo in his district in PA.
Not only that, but he is saying that they will all be tried and questioned based on the Army Field Manual. You know what? That field manual is for honorable combatants that follow honorable war practices. These schmucks don't deserve that. Heck, they don't even need to be treated according to the Geneva Convention because they aren't following the rules laid out by the GC for what constitutes a war or a combatant. They aren't wearing uniforms that distinguish them, etc. So now all of these people are going to be awarded rights that they shouldn't have based on their own conduct.
Then he signed the executive order that covered the Freedom of Choice act. This states that any woman has the right to start, prevent, or terminate their pregnancy at any time. Gee, don't the fathers have any say? Why are more men not upset about this? This takes away any rights that a guy would have. If he wants the child, but the woman doesn't... tough. If he wants to use birth control, but she doesn't... tough. This act also makes it difficult, if not impossible, to protest the legality of federally controlled abortion, etc.
If he is going to do this on his first day in office, what more is in store for us down the line?
Please, remember that there are three branches of government for a reason and that there is a process in place that should, no NEEDS, to be followed. We can't have someone ruling the country by executive order. Americans need to find their voice and make sure that their legislators recognize this.
America, still a representative republic. But for how long?