A legislative initiative seeking to dismantle Joe Biden’s unconstitutional use of executive orders is underway in South Dakota’s House of Representatives. The new proposal would give the state’s attorney general the authority to review presidential orders and possibly nullify those considered unlawful.
HB119, introduced by GOP State Rep. Aaron Aylward, is bill currently sitting in South Dakota’s legislature. If passed, the bill will establish an Executive Council who will begin the executive order review process. The Council will then send a referral to the state attorney general, and eventually to the governor.
After the referral is made, the attorney general is asked to examine the order and determine its legality. The state can then seek an exemption or flatly declare it unconstitutional.
The proposed bill allows the attorney general to block any presidential order deemed unconstitutional if it contains the following:
- Public health emergency or pandemic
- The regulation of natural resources
- The regulation of the agricultural industry
- The regulation of land use
- The regulation of the financial sector through the imposition of social or environmental standards
- The regulation of the constitutional right to keep and bear arms
“This isn’t just a Joe Biden issue,” Aylward said. “We’re seeking to tackle the executive overreach issue that’s frankly been occurring for some time now.”
“Congressional duties have long been abdicated by many members of the House and Senate. This bill is simply furthering the checks and balances system already established within the U.S. Constitution. Lest we forget, the President only has the powers clearly laid out in Article II.” he added.
Mainstream media has brutally attacked South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem for her handling of the COVID pandemic, particularly for allowing citizen to maintain their civil liberties and earn a living even during a public health crisis.
Unlike other governors such as Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania or Andrew Cuomo of New York, she has refused to impose tyrannical orders that strip citizens of their rights.
Despite the criticism, Noem vowed to keep her state open while others grapple with constantly vacillating pandemic orders.