The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC. (Oct. 10, 2013)

The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC. (Oct. 10, 2013) Credit: Getty Images

The idea that Republicans in Congress will not agree to anything the president wants to get done for the country should be taken very seriously ["Budget deal stalls," News, Oct. 14].

If that's true, these legislators should be tried for treason. They have the power to bring down our democracy as we know it. If true, they do not care about America, they do not care about their constituents, they only care about themselves and their own agenda.

The current events make us seem like a banana republic, not like the great United States. President Barack Obama ought to pass a law against obstructionism. It's a great idea; it'll never get through Congress.

Aileen Kirshoff, Melville

There are two organizations willing to cause havoc on Wall Street and stop our government from functioning. Both dislike our president and seem to have no respect for the democratic process. One is al-Qaida and the other is the Republican Party.

Vin Novak, Shelter Island


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