Why is fair play important to our republic?
What does loyalty to our Constitution require?
Why are rights important to political trust?
Is there a downside to executive orders?
Participation builds trust.
Executive orders are easily reversed by new presidents.
Exclusion and discrimination create distrust.
Executive orders can be nullified by Congress but only with difficulty.
Political trust is strengthened by guaranteed political and civil rights.
The Administrative Procedures Act does not apply to executive orders, but it can apply to agencies acting to implement executive orders.
The courts have been generous in how they assess the constitutionality of various executive orders.
The framers created a Constitution that limits and divides power in multiple ways.
Executive Orders are lawful only when they are grounded in the Constitution or an act of Congress.
Elected officials will align with our interests only if they believe we will hold them accountable.
Presidents use executive orders to create laws or to modify laws, rules, and regulations.
Trust requires that political participation and decision making are inclusive & free from coercion.
The Constitution can contribute to trust.
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The framers were not perfect.
Any of us can lead by example, even if we are not Martin Luther King, Jr.
The framers found a way to deal with distrust.
The framers had a lot of distrust on their minds.
Framers’ Q: Can we trust a new government strong enough defend us not to also oppress us?
Trust, distrust, and mistrust are equally important in politics.
Politics, distrust, and trust are all tied up together.
What political trust and distrust are and why both are important.
The twenty-fifth amendment and sedition have been getting a lot of attention after the events of January 6.
This is a day that will live in infamy.
This must happen if elections are to be trusted.