Sentinel | 12/20/1996
LETTERS FROM READERS
THE IMPERIAL PEN
IN REPLY to Albert
Sherman's Dec. 10 letter, stating, "Our president has
not shown any dictatorial tendency." Perhaps Sherman is
not aware of executive orders . There is no
congressional authorization required, nor is there any
review by the judiciary. All executive orders are
"laws" made by a single man - the president of the
How about when,
with the flick of the imperial pen and without congressional
approval, he created what he calls the "Escalante
National Monument" in Utah. The next day all prior
leases on the land are voided and 1.8 million acres are in
the private possession of the federal government. There will
be no mining, job creation or economic development.
This is the most
recent example of dictatorial power used by the president.
Think about it.
E.L. Morgan ORLANDO