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OBAMA: Republicans are ones flouting the law

Letter by Margot LeRoy, Gig Harbor on Aug. 16, 2013 at 12:56 pm with No Comments »
August 20, 2013 12:57 pm

Re: “Can Obama continue to write his own laws?” (Charles Krauthammer column, 8-16).

I make it a general rule to avoid Krauthammer’s columns. Unlike other conservatives, he is less interested in solutions than others. This column was a broad indictment of things that President Obama has done with health care, the war on drugs and other domestic issues. He made the point that our president was doing these thing without Congress and implied it was the foundation of a banana republic.

As a voter, I want to be very clear that I believe when people are elected, it is to do the work of the American citizens. The Republicans in this Congress have refused to work on any bills supported or endorsed by this president.

The House has voted to overturn Obamacare, now a law, 40 times. Yet they can’t pass a budget, keep promising a mythical jobs bill and refuse to allocate tax dollars for much-needed infrastructure repair.

People living in large glass houses, with an approval rating of 13 percent, really shouldn’t throw stones at the one person who is actually trying to get some real work done. Republicans in Congress had multiple invitations to become part of the solutions for America. They have, instead, chosen to behave like domestic terrorists.

Think about the example that party is setting about respecting the rule of law and respecting the foundation of a legally elected government. Teaching our children that the power of the law means nothing and that government you don’t like must be subverted is dangerous for America, and it is shameful, scary behavior.

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