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Letter: How about a lesson on political processes?

  • Author: Chris Sturm
    | Opinion
  • Updated: 6 days ago
  • Published 6 days ago

Sen. Mitch McConnell on Jan. 4 said that “Making laws takes a presidential signature. We all learned that in grade school.” However, I recall from high school civics class that there are three different ways that legislation becomes law, and only one of those requires the president’s signature.

All three, however, require Congress to act.

It seems that Sen. McConnell is showing his loyalty rests more with the party rather than the people and the rest of Americans. His statement indicates he has forgotten the foundation of our government to keep it from become dictatorship — checks and balances. If the Congress — both Republicans and Democrats — wanted to open the government, they could.

And they should. Holding our government, our country hostage should no longer be a way to solve problems.

— Chris Sturm

Anchorage

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