Just one of many
Amidst all the cries for impeachment of President Obama over issuing an executive order on immigration after Congress failed to take action on the issue, it might be a good time to revisit the hundreds of executive orders issued by past presidents, Republicans and Democrats, going back to Herbert Hoover.
Shall Congress make any impeachment of Obama retroactive to all these scofflaws? They issued executive orders numbered as follows, as recorded in the Federal Register:
Barack Obama, 13489-13679; George W. Bush, 13198-13488; William J. Clinton, 12834-13197; George H.W. Bush, 12668-12833; Ronald Reagan, 12287-12667; Jimmy Carter, 11967-12286; Gerald Ford, 11798-11966; Richard Nixon, 11452-11797; Lyndon Johnson, 11128-11451; John F. Kennedy, 10914-11127; Dwight Eisenhower, 10432-10913; Harry S. Truman, 9538-10431; Franklin D. Roosevelt, 6071-9537; Herbert Hoover, 5075-6070.
The writer is a Mt. Pleasant native.