What Is “Pretended Legislation”?

Unacknowledged by our laws: Recess appointments and Executive Orders are being applied with abandon as the Administration thumbs its nose at the House of Representatives.

March 17, 2012 By
 

What did the Founders mean by “pretended legislation” in the Declaration of Independence?

Are things different today in our lust for power? It usually boils down to greed and the love of money. We don’t need a bombastic oration by a President or statesman who has drifted far from his or her solemn oath to protect and defend the Constitution.

The Declaration laments of the king: “He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation.”  More…

 
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