We must re­store bal­ance in cap­i­tal

The Modesto Bee (Sunday) - - Opinion -

The oc­cu­pier of the White House has sown seeds of dis­cord through tweets and rage-rais­ing ral­lies which re­cently reaped a har­vest of hate at the Tree of Life sy­n­a­gogue in Pitts­burgh and pipe bombs tar­get­ing those who in­voked pres­i­den­tial venom. Al­most daily Trump demon­strates he does not com­pre­hend the Con­sti­tu­tion he has sworn to up­hold, claim­ing he has the power to over­turn the 14th Amend­ment, wrench­ing cit­i­zen­ship away from Amer­i­cans in se­lected groups he ab­hors.

Un­for­tu­nately, we have lost the equilib­rium of the bal­ance of pow­ers en­vi­sioned by the founders. This Congress rarely stand up to his worst in­stincts and he has tipped the bal­ance of power in the Supreme Court.

I would have sup­ported Josh Harder for District 10 be­cause he is the su­pe­rior can­di­date, but I am now in­spired not just to vote but to work tire­lessly to elect him be­cause of the clear and present dan­ger Trump rep­re­sents to Amer­i­can democ­racy.

– Pat Egen­berger, Modesto

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