A humanist Thanksgiving, storm water management and biblical laws on slavery in today’s letters to the editor.
The cynical politics of party over country
The current House Judiciary Committee hearings on presidential power chaired by Rep. Bob Goodlatte seem to be yet another attempt by Republicans to obstruct the Affordable Care Act. Not offering any reasonable alternatives or working with the administration to fix health care, they persist in obstructing all of the president’s programs.
They continue to follow Sen. Mitch McConnell’s 2008 marching orders to ruin President Obama’s term in office. Instead of working to solve the critical problems of immigration, health care, agriculture and budget, they hold hearings to vent their anger with the president. No wonder nothing of substance gets done in Washington.
If yet another congressional committee were needed, it should investigate the effects of the government shutdown and sequester on the country supported by Reps. Goodlatte, Morgan Griffith and Robert Hurt. These representatives are willing to sacrifice the nation’s economic and physical health to further their agenda of retaliation against the president.
The voters in their districts need to become better informed of the detrimental effects of their behavior on our region, state and nation.