Letters to the Editor

Return to our roots

Reader Sharon Austry believes President Obama should take more executive actions to unilaterally implement changes she would support (“More orders needed,” Thursday.)

This is not the system of government we have in the U.S. We are a republic, not a dictatorship.

Executive orders exist so as to give the president latitude in manners needing attention when Congress is not “around.”

They do not exist for making laws to usurp the role of the Congress.

I’m quite sure she would be critical of a Republican president who on day one by executive action deported all immigrants here illegally, secured the U.S. borders, banned unions, banned same-sex marriages, banned abortion, banned the use of any other language except English in school or government, lifted all restrictions against the Second Amendment, repealed Obamacare and the like.

The president simply can’t take executive action just because he is tired of Congress not passing what he would like.

— Dr. Carl A. Piel Jr., Southlake