As of Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Response to “Anyone Still Consider Trump their Savior?” (Aug. 2 issue):
How did the Free Press find space to publish Joan Kopsczynski’s unsubstantiated harangue against our President, Donald Trump?
To begin with, as our duly elected president, President Trump represents us Americans. All of us, across the board. I take Ms. Kopsczynski’s disrespect as if she had slapped my father in the face.
Our GNP is at 2.6, a record high. Our unemployment is lower than it has been in 17 years. Since President Trump took office, the number of people who try to cross the Mexican border illegally has dropped by 78 percent. (Our predominant press concedes 55 percent.) This is without adding one brick to the 1,100 miles of wall quietly completed under President Obama. Three examples of many.
Follow whitehouse.gov and you see President Trump and his team methodically, hourly, addressing each issue he said he would.
535 Congress members have, for the most part, decided to obstruct President Trump’s initiatives. Our Constitution’s three-way balance of power enables them to do so. No president can push his way past our legislative and judicial branches.
What President Trump just doesn’t get is politics: The highly honed sport of making “sound and fury, signifying nothing” and getting paid and perked for life by American taxpayers.
Does our Congress represent us? If so, that is who we are. If not, how can we peacefully use the law to stop paying them?