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Letter: Republicans show bad government


In The Columbian there is a section called “Today In History” and for Monday, Jan. 4, there were some interesting inclusions. On that date in history in 1935 President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in his State of the Union address, called for legislation to provide assistance for the jobless, elderly, impoverished children and the handicapped. In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered his State of the Union address in which he outlined the goals of his Great Society. In 1974, President Richard M. Nixon refused to hand over tape recordings and documents subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee.

On that date in history, Jan. 4, in 2021, the top news story was “Trump pressures Pence to violate the Constitution by falsely claiming the vice president ‘has the power’ to reject the Electoral College count” (Business Insider).

Of course, there have been lengthy debates about Democratic vs. Republican administrations, but I think this illustrates the difference succinctly. Republicans preach that government is bad, then they get elected and prove it.

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