One Republican state has found a way to fight back against Joe Biden’s abuse of power. The GOP-led state is currently targeting the slew of executive orders signed by Biden, who has stated in the past that executive orders are akin to ‘dictatorship.’
The GOP majority House in South Dakota has presented legislation which would allow the state to nullify Biden’s executive orders if the state deems them unconstitutional.
“The Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council may review any executive order issued by the President of the United States, if the order has not been affirmed by a vote of the Congress of the United States and signed into law, as prescribed by the Constitution of the United States,” the text of the bill reads.
The legislation creates a process by which the state can review Biden’s executive orders. This review could then be submitted to South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, and the attorney general Jason Ravnsborg. The bill states that the AG would then “determine whether the state should seek an exemption” from the order or have it “declared an unconstitutional exercise of legislative authority by the President.”
The legislation is focused on orders that would “restrict a person’s rights,” with the main issues being related to authoritarian pandemic measures and the Second Amendment.
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has been in the spotlight a lot recently, with the left attacking her reaction to the pandemic, and the right praising her for resisting calls for authoritarian-style lockdown measures and mask mandates.
“South Dakota is not New York City. Our sense of personal responsibility, our resiliency and our already sparse population density put us in a great position to manage the spread of this virus without needing to resort to some of the measures we’ve seen in some of these major cities, coastal cities and other countries,” Noem said, discussing her approach to the pandemic.
Executive orders are a necessary evil, and a president should use them when there is a real reason for it. But the number of orders signed by Biden in less than two months is staggering, and the issues addressed by these orders are detrimental to the United States. South Dakota is doing the right thing by fighting back against Biden’s authoritarian abuse of power. Hopefully other states will follow their lead.