Letters to the Editor

Review your oath of office, Mr. President

Our democratic form of government is being eroded by an arrogant president, an audacious vice president and an ineffectual secretary of state. The current administration flaunts its power by disregarding the rule of law. Our form of government is threatened as it has never been before by a corrupt and impudent leadership. White House chief of staff Joshua Bolten and former White House counsel Harriet Miers have refused to testify before Congress because the president does not wish to allow them to testify. Alberto Gonzales withholds his testimony by appearing to have selective amnesia. Our system of checks and balances is being disregarded by an autocratic leadership.

The president should review the oath he took when he became president. He has used executive privilege to subvert the laws. Support for his policies is decreasing due to lack of political progress in Iraq and an unwillingness to cooperate with the Democrats in seeking a resolution.

We are facing a predicament with no solution: Intractable senators and representatives are unwilling to change course. They place their loyalty to the president ahead of offering reasonable solutions to the many problems of the Middle East.

SYLVIA KALLMANN

Denair

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