Democracy falling by wayside

January 6, 2014 

The counties in Northern California who would like to form their own state of Jefferson have the right idea. More power to them. Those in public office, for the most part, have lost sight of the fact that our government is meant to be “of the people, by the people, for the people.” Too many of them, instead, think “what’s in it for me?” and they make sure they are set for life.

The government in Modesto met behind closed doors to pick a site for the new courthouse. The state government now allows illegal immigrants to attend college, law school, pass the bar and practice law while breaking the law by being here illegally. The state Assembly recently passed a law defining a hot dog. This is what taxpayers are paying for?

The president of the United States illegally makes changes in Obamacare, a law which was passed by the House and Senate. When was the president given the power to change the law to try to make his policies work? Democracy: Talk about a sinking ship!

DONA NAGEL

Riverbank

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