„Since government supposedly can do whatever it sets out to do, the president should sign an executive order outlawing death. However, as with all other laws, Congress should be exempt.“

—  Harry Browne, Liberty A to Z (2004), p. 44
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„The government can't change the weather. I said that in the speech. We can pass a bunch of laws that will destroy our economy, but it isn't going to change the weather. Because, for example, there are other countries that are polluting in the atmosphere much greater than we are at this point, China, India, all these countries that are still growing. They're not going to stop doing what they're doing. America is a country, it's not a planet. So we can pass a bunch of laws or executive orders that will do nothing to change the climate or the weather but will devastate our economy. Devastate it!“

—  Marco Rubio U.S. Senator from state of Florida, United States; politician 1971
2010s, 2013, Fox & Friends, Fox News, , quoted in * 2013-02-13 GOP ‘Savior’ Marco Rubio Mocks Climate Change Adam Peck Think Progress http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/02/13/1588411/gop-savior-marco-rubio-mocks-climate-change/ Referring to a statement in his State of the Union response, "When we point out that no matter how many job-killing laws we pass, our government can't control the weather — he accuses us of wanting dirty water and dirty air."

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„It was settled by the Constitution, the laws, and the whole practice of the government that the entire executive power is vested in the President of the United States.“

—  Andrew Jackson American general and politician, 7th president of the United States 1767 - 1845
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„When the commander in chief of a nation finds it necessary to order employees of the government or agencies of the government to do things that would technically break the law, he has to be able to declare it legal in order for them to do that.“

—  Ronald Reagan American politician, 40th president of the United States (in office from 1981 to 1989) 1911 - 2004
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„The United States Congress, acting with large bipartisan majorities, at the urging of the President, enacted as the law of the land that all children are to be above average.“

—  Charles Murray American libertarian political scientist, author, and columnist 1943
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