Letter: Don’t get greedy for power, Mr. President

The White House has made it clear that its agenda will be achieved in these last years of Barack Obama’s administration with or without the consent of Congress. Through the use of executive orders, this president intends to impose his personal will upon the country. We have three branches of government for a very good reason: to prevent just these sorts of dictatorial actions.

Where is our vaunted press? Is it not their constitutionally protected right, and responsibility, that demands they speak out against this behavior? Executive orders have been used by virtually all administrations, but rarely, if ever, in such blatant defiance of the will of Congress and thereby, the will of the people.

Abraham Lincoln said it best: “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Mr. Obama is failing this test miserably. Has he forgotten his oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States”?

E. Campbell, via email


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