LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Only Congress can change laws

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It seems my angst over our unsustainable national debt and growing obligations to limitless and unconditional entitlements that have morphed into guaranteed lifestyles is evidence that I support people dying in the streets.

In their effort to create an egalitarian utopia, many are blinded by their own fervor and self-righteousness, and are oblivious to the unintended consequences of good intentions.

Obamacare is a case in point. Notwithstanding the fact that it was passed by Congress without a single Republican vote, our constitutional rule of law acknowledges and accepts Obamacare as the law of the land. However, since its passage, many provisions of the law have been changed, omitted, adjusted, adapted and delayed more than 30 times without congressional approval.

Many Democrats seeking re-election will now be able to deny having voted for Obamacare in its current form because the law and provisions have been changed so many times that the original law and intent no longer exist.

Congress is the only government entity that has the power to write or change laws. We are told the justification for changes instituted by unauthorized individuals is an unselfish motive and that it will benefit the masses. William T. Gossett, a lawyer and entrepreneur, observed, “The rule of law can be wiped out in one misguided, however well-intentioned, generation.”

The foundation of our freedoms is the rule of law. No man can violate the rule of law and usurp the power of Congress by edict or proclamation. In the words of Ayn Rand: “Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.”

ED KONECNIK

Flushing, N.Y.

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