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Culture of corruption

By From page A5 | July 29, 2013

EDITOR:

Letter writer Richard Kerr states that Obama is being asked to do his job with his hands tied behind his back, referring to efforts by the GOP-controlled House to oppose him. This gives him no alternative but to go ahead and do what he wants in spite of Congress. This is a very frightening letter because it basically says that Obama’s job is to dictatorially remake America into what he personally thinks it should be.

The letter seems to support the notion that we should elect a dictator every four years to rule as he sees fit. We are already getting this to a point where, like with immigration and health care, the president decides which laws will be enforced and which will be ignored. So much for the rule of law.

Mr. Kerr seems to forget that those Republicans in Congress were also elected just like the president to represent their various constituencies. The letter writer seems to take the position that Obama’s policies are by definition right therefore making any opposition wrong. Maybe Mr. Kerr is right and the president should be able to do whatever he wants unfettered by congressional opposition, but if he is, then the Founding Fathers wasted a lot of blood and treasure for nothing.

GEORGE ALGER
Placerville

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