Donald Trump wants to change how things are done in Washington. Change is certainly needed in our broken government. Whether Mr. Trump has the character and the expertise to effect positive change is a discussion for someone else's letter. I'm tired of thinking about it.
With the presidential election still a week away, Republicans in Congress are already promising to obstruct a Hillary Clinton presidency in the same way that they have blocked President Barack Obama's agenda for the past eight years, with the addition of a refusal to confirm any of her nominations for the Supreme Court.
The Founding Fathers created a government with three co-equal branches that are intended to work together for the good of the country. The political party to which the president belongs is not supposed to matter. By law, the Supreme Court is supposed to consist of one Chief Justice and eight associate justices (U.S. Code, Title 28, Part I). The legislative branch of the government is not supposed to ride roughshod over the executive and judicial branches. What state will America be in after four more years of ignoring the needs of the country and all of its citizens?
The Founding Fathers pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. Some members of the majority party in Congress have pledged their concerted efforts to create a completely dysfunctional government.
Why are we not having a national conversation about this most serious of problems? Republicans or Democrats, we are all Americans. It's up to us to keep our country great.
Janis L. Koch, Towson