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No one president can bring down the United States

Both Republicans and Democrats should be outraged by Diana West’s column (Sunday) regarding the upcoming presidential election. In fact, the column is downright unpatriotic.

The 2012 presidential election is important. All of them are. The winner will be the leader and spokesperson for the greatest country in the world. He or she can inflame our enemies and inspire our allies. The world’s economy responds to the president’s statements and positions.

However, to state that the Republic is going to collapse because of the election of one candidate or the other seriously undervalues the strength of our country. Ms. West needs to go back to her civics class to understand the limits to power of any one of the three branches of government.

The Republic has survived a civil war, multiple world conflicts, several recessions/depressions, and many serious economic and political challenges. We have endured through presidents who were liars, philanderers, cheats and, most likely, felons. We will definitely survive four years of either Romney or Obama.

I learned a long time ago that when someone says “I’m not gonna lie to you…”, a lie is forthcoming. West’s “this is not idle hyperbole” is a prelude to just that.

DAVID DAVIES

Albany

Comments

Sister_Ruby 1 year, 12 months ago

Maybe not ONE president can bring it all the way down but the one we got now can sure kick it in the crotch where it's hard to get back up.

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DWSparent 1 year, 12 months ago

I can't wait for the board and the parents of Deerfield Windsor to see that our Headmaster, Dave Davies is spouting his political views veiled within a so-called civics lesson. I doubt he would have ever written this opinion piece if Diana West had not been attacking his beloved OBAMA and what OBAMA is doing to this country. He is an embarrassment to Deerfield and needs to be let go. He is doing to DWS what OBAMA is doing to this country, DIVIDING IT!

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tywebb 1 year, 12 months ago

ummmmmm.....yes he can. especially when his party controls both houses and he likes to use "executive privelege" to help himself and his friends get around the law

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USTPC 1 year, 12 months ago

He is well on his way and if he gets another four years you can kiss freedom and liberty goodbye.

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CutTheBS 1 year, 12 months ago

tywebb, ummmmm... his party does not control both houses of Congress. Repubs have the House, and have no risk of losing it in 2012. Believe me, I am not an Obama fan at all, but I cannot excuse reckless mistakes. DWSparent, I am sorry, but what exactly is Davies doing to DWS? Greatly increasing its fundraising capacities? Expanding its college counseling program? Reaching out to alumni and keeping them connected and involved? If only you could be the next Headmaster so that DWS could resume its previously stagnant nature. Oh, how you will UNITE us!

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