Be­ing the boss does not equate to be­ing pres­i­dent

Maryland Independent - - Community Forum -

Amer­ica is great and will re­main great if all Amer­i­cans, re­gard­less of race, re­li­gion or na­tional ori­gin, re­al­ize that we are in charge of our destiny as the great­est na­tion in the world. We the peo­ple are gov­erned by the Congress which is made up of our peers and their main duty is to obey the Con­sti­tu­tion of the United States as they cre­ate laws that are in the best in­ter­est of the peo­ple. All the peo­ple.

Please do not be of­fended, those of you who are read­ing this. I re­al­ize that the lead­ing con­tender on the GOP side doesn’t ap­pear to know how a demo­cratic gov­ern­ment works, but I know that all of you do.

If Don­ald Trump in­tends to man­age our gov­ern­ment as he does all of his many en­ter­prises, he is un­likely to be ef­fec­tive. He may be a good man­ager of his busi­ness af­fairs, as has been proven over the years by his great wealth. But in that con­text, he is, af­ter all, the “boss.” He says what he wants and it sim­ply hap­pens. Of course this is not the way our gov­ern­ment works. Is Don­ald Trump even ca­pa­ble of the co­op­er­a­tion, col­lab­o­ra­tion, com­mu­ni­ca­tion and com­pro­mise that will be re­quired of him? His rhetoric sug­gests not.

On April 26, the res­i­dents of Charles County will go to the polls for the pri­mary vot­ing. At this time there are a lot of prob­lems fac­ing not only us but the en­tire world. As you make your de­ci­sion for the next Pres­i­dent of the United States, con­sider whether or not Don­ald Trump will be a leader who un­der­stands these prob­lems and is will­ing to work with oth­ers to solve them.

Mary McMa­hon, La Plata

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