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January 18, 2013

Another View: Republicans are the party with the right ideas in Congress

By ROSE MARIE RUSSELL

Alexander Stevens, author of the Jan. 11 Another View ("Bipartisanship only works if both parties are reasonable"), writes that if Congress were made up of reasonable people, they'd automatically work together.

Admirable thought, don't you think?

However, Mr. Stevens thinks the unreasonable congressmen are the Republicans!

Well I'll be darned. Half the country, including me, has been convinced all along that it was the other way around!

Mr. Stevens thinks Republicans are so gnarly with religion, hatred and worthless ideas that they should just be ignored.

How would you like trying to compromise with that guy? You'd be the only one compromising, which is what the Obama administration and Harry Reid -- and Mr. Stevens -- want.

There's the problem.

Our brilliant founders were students of human nature. They purposely set up the government to make it difficult for one political persuasion or branch always to get its way. Mr. Stevens' editorial proves them right. They knew the less "done" by government, the better.

So Mr. Stevens and other liberal believers best realize that half the country disagrees with them. As the kids say, "You're not the boss of me!" Deal with it!

Rose Marie Russell is a resident of Westbrook.





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