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Writings of an Independent Navajo

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Written By: Darrr - Oct• 02•13

I don’t get it.  Isn’t it all about balance?  Is our country not a constitutional republic with three distinct branches that are equal in importance but each has different and particular powers?  I know I’m old, so can someone enlighten me if the civic lessons of my yesteryears have changed?

I am amazed by sitting representatives of our citizens running around like circus clowns claiming that “th…is is not how government should work” when in actuality, yes, this is how it is supposed to work.  Citizens did not appreciate how a certain law was enacted so they chose to exercise their constitutional rights and elect to office those that could counter or rework the law.  The House of Representatives is known as the “People’s House” for a reason, they are elected to directly represent the wishes of the people who elected them.

To those that keep saying, “the President won, the ACA is the law – deal with it”, what a waste of words.  Thank God the predecessors of our representatives did not have that attitude when Slavery needed to be abolished and the Civil Rights Act was needed, not to mention all the other laws that have been repealed.   Most things can be improved, and our laws are not exempt from being examined.

Our President promised to bring us together, to put an end to the type of politics that breeds division and conflict and cynicism, counseled us to resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship and pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics for so long.  How does consistently demeaning, denigrating and deriding the elected representatives of the people further those lofty words?  As for Congress, how dare they take a paycheck from the people just so they can play cat and mouse with one another

Sit down, pass what you agree on and get it off the table, then tackle the hard stuff!

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