Get your facts straight
This letter is in response to the letter to the editor written by Mr. David Lines in the Nov. 16 Maryland Independent, titled “Abusing executive power” in which Mr. Lines stated that President Obama has issued “more than 700 ‘Executive Orders.’” The President has, in fact, issued 261 EOs as of Nov. 10, 2016.
As a comparison, in recent years, President George W. Bush issued 291 EOs and President Clinton issued 308.
I am distressed by the prevalence of fake news and false information in all forms of media these days, and I’m equally troubled that the editorial staff of this newspaper chose to print a falsehood that anyone with access to a Google search could verify. In these divisive political times, please let’s stick to the facts. Martha L. Courtney, La Plata