Who is responsible for the excessive executive action?

By The Bedford Bulletin

Congress has constitutional responsibility for making the laws, and the president for enforcing the laws. Circumvention of those responsibilities, by Congresses of both parties, has led to our current circumstances. If we focus on which “king” is in power, rather maintaining the separation of powers, the quagmire we are in will be inevitable.

Criminalizing or impeaching elected officials (whether Bill Clinton or Trump), except for obvious corruption, is nothing more than political attempts to circumvent elections. If Congress gets in control of presidential elections, the Republic will be ended. Because both parties equally have participated in similar practices, any investigations should be broad-based concerning how and to what significance foreign entities have influenced elections and what procedures can be adopted to protect the process.

Congress, unconstitutionally, cedes many of their powers to the president, hypocritically complaining when the opposing party is in power. Such ceded powers include trade and other “treaty” agreements, immigration, war powers, warrantless searches, and eliminating separation of powers by combining legislative, administrative and judicial processes in executive agencies. Hyperbole and “resist everything” obviously will solve nothing.

New Hampshire representatives and senators bent on changing “kings,” rather than the law, is problematic. If Congress is the source of the problem, by not maintaining the separation and limits on constitutional powers, that is the entity most needing change. Presidents’ excesses, apparent in both Trump and Obama administrations, are a symptom of the underlying problem. Eldon L. Rash

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