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Letter: Congress is defending its powers

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks in

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 23, 2015. Credit: AP / Susan Walsh

Neither this letter writer nor any Democrat should accuse those in Congress who disagree with the policies of President Barack Obama of being "obstructionists" ["Pointing the finger over DC obstruction," Letters, March 27].

Conveniently, the writer forgets that Democrats controlled both houses of Congress during the first two years of Obama's first term. Undermining Obama? He has consistently undermined the right of Congress to pass laws, with the countless executive orders he uses to mold America as he sees fit.

He has undermined the rights of citizens by using the IRS to investigate conservative groups. He has undermined our relationship with Israel, our only true ally in the Middle East.

He has undermined the future of our children by leaving them a legacy of an $18 trillion national debt. This is not the mark of a great statesman!

Robert Kralick, Glen Head