Congress abdicates responsibility

Oklahoman Published: June 28, 2014

The Founding Fathers were wise to create three branches of government to ensure a checks-and-balances system. For some reason, we no longer rely on this system. President Barack Obama has repeatedly used his pen and phone, most recently with the release of five terrorists from Gitmo without congressional approval. I don’t understand why members of Congress have abdicated their responsibility and allowed the president to assume the role of all three branches of government.

Jim Dixon, Oklahoma City

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