Letter to the editor: Politicians choose deadlock over cooperation
How is it that our government has so rapidly slipped into levels of incompetence, arrogance and corruptive behavior never imagined by the Founding Fathers? Ranting and raving ignoramuses with little understanding of the basics of the Constitution spew ridiculously stupid, inaccurate and blatantly false interpretations of the simplest tenets of our country.
It’s not hard to imagine that many of these elected geniuses couldn’t pass a basic civics test. Recent accomplishments of Congress include parading in front of cameras, investigating each other, holding hearings and “working” to paralyze one another and the country.
The Constitution says the primary duty of Congress is to “make laws.” In case you haven’t noticed, they don’t do that anymore. Their paralysis has caused them to pawn off much of that responsibility to administrators, bureaucrats and federal agencies. Instead of living under laws made by a nonpartisan legislative branch, we are living under rules made up by the IRS, SEC, Homeland Security, HUD and others. It’s very apparent that to many of these Washington elites, party comes first, not country. This should be very troubling to all Americans.
Presidents now (attempt to) make laws (i.e., “executive orders”) to circumvent an inept, partisan Congress.
However, in the end the courts (who are charged with interpreting laws) are instead making laws, though indirectly, by determining the legality of the partisan decisions made by the other two branches.
Cooperation is dead; long live partisanship. Ruling by division is the flavor of the day. If your goal is deadlock, congratulations, you win.