The layperson’s understanding of it is that it is done to create a rule of law, that is not law. To access the power of law, when you do not have such powers or rights too such powers, to enforce such demands as you may wish to impose, when you do not have the authority to make such demands.
As one small example:
How many of us have not been confronted by the hapless employee informing us that we have to accept something we should never have to accept, because it’s " company policy", and they, the employee between us and the policy maker, have no choice but to carry it out. It’s disturbing enough when it’s your bank, or your pharmacy. It’s beyond disturbing when it’s a police officer carrying out " department policy". Under this all too successful guise, we are suffering more and more unjust demands while the actual person imposing it upon us is protected, because they are “just following orders”. Then, in a further twist, it is found that there is no one who can be held accountable at the corporate office, or department, because there is no identifiable person who is “solely responsible”. The offending unjust behavior is carried out, with no recourse identifiable for you to use, due to the “responsibility shuffle” that leaves no responsible party.
Now consider the phenomenon of the " Executive order" as it has now come to be used.
It is not law, because the President can not make law, that is the exclusive domain of the legislative branch. Yet, with the passive aid of the judicial branch, it can carry the weight of law, and the president can strip people of their jobs, and more, if they do not comply, just like law. Like the " policy ploy" that has gone before it, it circumvents rights, and laws, that are in place to prevent such abuses. And making it “policy” or “An executive order” also circumvents the usual avenues of addressing such an abuse. namely, that it’s otherwise illegal!
We should never stand for such abuses , yet now, we can’t even collect others in agreement to oppose it, because affiliated powerhouses of technology can just “freeze us out” of our access to others, because we were using their service to communicate.
To say that these are dangerous times, is to grossly understate the situation!
How long, … truly how long, can it be, before history once again repeats it self, and we find ourselves forced to surrender our rights and become defenseless? The assault on our rights to an effective self defense are already well under way, and well known. There is no doubt as to the intent, only the means.
Today it’s a mandate designed to force you to accept something you may not want, and may believe harmful to you. If it works, how long can we possibly expect it will be before the next mandate is designed to force us to give up something we don’t want to give up, that also causes us to be in fear for our life and well being.
I see a VERY alarming precedent being set with these “policy” and “Executive Order” controls being placed upon us. You may well say " Oh, they can’t do that", but I would argue, That they already are!