To the editor:
No white flags have gone up. If the writer knew anything about the Constitution, she would know that only the House of Representatives in Congress has the right to spend money in this country.
The President’s job is to sign the bills after they are passed by Congress, after a period of review and debate and movement through the committees responsible for developing the legislation or the budgets in the House and Senate.
It is not the President’s job to browbeat the Congress and threaten to bankrupt the country because he is not happy with the House. Nor is it the job of the senior member of the Senate, Harry Reid, to refuse to view, debate or run through committee, the 14 or 15 bills sent up to the Senate by the House.
The only two people responsible for the mess that was created last month are the President and the Senate majority leader. No one else. Vilifying the Republicans is a mistake. It is straight out of the Bill Ayer playbook.
Ms. Violet needs to engage her brain before she writes. Maybe she also ought to read the Constitution. She might learn something about the republican form of government which this country is supposed to operate under: Of the people, by the people and for the people. Something Washington does not know about.
Bernard P. Giroux