Letter: The problem lies with Congress
This letter was inspired by that of Shelley Napier, “We are a nation of immigrants,” which appeared in the July 24 issue.
Huzzas and halleluiahs to you, Shelley! I am happy to see that I am not the only person who is sick and very tired of the endless drivel in the letters column, written by the far right wing Tea Partiers and the hypocritical pseudo-Christians who wish the government to break every rule of true Christian conduct, along with the precepts upon which our country was founded. They apparently wish to reverse every piece of social progress achieved in the past century (unless they themselves are benefitting from said progress).
These people seem to forget (if they ever knew) that the president is our chief executive, charged with, among other things, defending and obeying the Constitution, and administering the laws of the land, not with making law. Beyond controlling to some extent how some aspects of existing law are funded and enforced, the president is powerless to make major changes to the way government operates.
Unfortunately, our elected Senate has decided not to pass any laws of consequence recently and even closed down the government for a time by failing to ratify (furnish funding for government operation) the budget last year. We seem to have a lot of uneducated but vocal people in this area who blame the president for everything that displeases them, despite the fact that the major problem lies with Congress.
So, thanks again, Shelley, for your letter. Let us find more letters to the editor from more educated and rational people in the future!