To the win­ner goes the grid­lock

Baltimore Sun - - FROM PAGE ONE - Anthony J. Marzullo, Glen Arm

If we were elect­ing a king in Novem­ber rather then a pres­i­dent, I have no doubt ei­ther of the main can­di­dates could get all of their pro­grams ac­com­plished. How­ever, the last time I looked, we still live in a repub­lic which means our laws are made by our elected rep­re­sen­ta­tives which we call Congress (“Grid­lock in Congress may presage more of the same to come,” Sept. 30).

Given this form of govern­ment, it re­ally makes no dif­fer­ence which can­di­date is elected. Ei­ther’s chances of get­ting any­thing ac­com­plished is prac­ti­cally nil. A Hil­lary Clin­ton vic­tory will do noth­ing but con­tinue the grid­lock in our in­ef­fec­tive Congress. Don­ald Trump can’t get sup­port from many of his Repub­li­can col­leagues, and he hasn’t even been elected yet.

Why don’t we start dis­cussing how things will get ac­com­plished af­ter our fa­vorite can­di­date wins. Isn’t the real is­sue elect­ing a Congress that works for all of us re­gard­less of po­lit­i­cal party? I don’t think our found­ing fathers saw po­lit­i­cal grid­lock as a form of govern­ment.

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