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Sound Off for Oct. 31: Congress doesn’t work for the president

President Donald Trump, escorted by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., left, arrives on Capitol Hill to have lunch with Senate Republicans and push for his tax reform agenda, in Washington Tuesday.
President Donald Trump, escorted by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., left, arrives on Capitol Hill to have lunch with Senate Republicans and push for his tax reform agenda, in Washington Tuesday. AP

Our servants

Got to agree with how it works. The congressmen and women should vote and work for the people who voted for them instead of falling in line. They do not work for the president. They work for us.

Sad but true

Kat Bergeron’s Sunday column “hit” home for me. I do feel terrible about murdering a monarch butterfly while driving and avoid it when I can, which isn’t often. They are so beautiful, and every year we see less of them. I wish there was a way to help them safely make their journey south.

Get a grip

The writer of “Constitutional” was correct. “All citizens” have first amendment rights. What the left doesn’t recognize is that the president is also a citizen, with those same rights. When the president expresses strong opinions about issues, the left screams “What about our first amendment rights?” Get a grip, those rights are doing just fine.

Read Roll Call

Don’t have time to study the candidates to help you know who to vote for? Read Roll Call every Sunday. The Roll Call column tells us how our political representatives voted for all bills. If you become a regular reader, I promise you will quit voting for our Republican representatives when you see how they vote.

Power separation

It appears many of the Sound Off readers have forgotten the lessons taught in the eighth-grade civics concerning the functions of the three branches of government. In a nutshell, the executive branch is tasked to implement laws and otherwise run the daily operations of the government. The legislative branch is responsible for enactment of the laws of the land. The judicial branch is responsible for the “Equal Justice Under The Law.” No one branch should blindly bow to the other. Each should represent their constituents in their exercise of their constitutional duties.

Think about this

Everyone can make a difference in someone’s life each and every day with small actions or any gesture that may seem relatively trivial or minute. What’s truly sad are all of the people this past week who are shaming what someone found to be a truly touching, kind act of benevolence. To all of the “sad,” “word-dictators” this week I offer you to think about this: How would you feel if, as a cashier, you gave me too much change back, and I did not return it to you, costing you your job? Would the Sound Offs you are writing be different? What “words” would you tell your 4-year-old child, who’s staring at you wondering why their “hero” is so upset and hurting?

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