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Reader Opinion: Bit by bit

Bit by bit and piece by piece the president continues his personal vendetta against the past administration. People are shaking their heads and saying can he really do this? Does the White House really have that power? I for one don't know if he ...

Bit by bit and piece by piece the president continues his personal vendetta against the past administration. People are shaking their heads and saying can he really do this? Does the White House really have that power? I for one don't know if he can or cannot and yet the worst thing that can happen to us, is for it to end up in the courts. For the voters, if it comes to that, it means hard decisions that should have been made in Congress by the people we elected are now being made by unelected judges, some of them appointed by the president.

So maybe the wrath we are showing for this president should really be tossed at the Congress that is supposed to make decisions but is caught up in so much political rancor and turmoil that it can't make any decisions. In effect it is leaving it up to the president. They give him this power by not doing their job.

Congress has many things on the agenda that have no favorable outcome to them, no matter how they vote. They are damned if they do and damned if they don't, so to avoid the blame for anything they just seem to be happy to let one man run the country and in the end they will blame him. It's politics at its best. Donald Trump ran as a Republican but he has ruffled feathers on both sides of the aisle, which I think says he won't be holden to any party and, by design, that's the way he wants it. I always wanted someone in office who was not controlled by the two political parties but I never dreamed we would get someone like this.

Mike Holst

Crosslake

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