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Letter: Threats are no way to run country

The dome of the U.S. Capitol. (April 15,

The dome of the U.S. Capitol. (April 15, 2013) Credit: Getty Images

I join Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) in the apparent misapprehension that the way we change laws in this country is to have them repealed or modified by a majority of both houses of Congress and signed by the president or by overiding a presidential veto ["Warnings on crisis," News, Oct. 4].

It seems, according to House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), that the president should agree to modify existing laws in order to prevent a government shutdown. That would, thereby, support Boehner's contention that the Democrats forced a shutdown of the government.

Gary Zucker, East Meadow
 

Our Supreme Court has ruled that Obamacare is the law in this great country. Congress took an oath to defend and uphold the laws. Its members do not have the power to pick and choose only the laws they like.

They took a pledge when they were elected. If they cannot live by it, they should resign.

Sy Rosen, Port Washington
 

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