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Sat., Feb. 8, 2014

Executive orders aren’t new

I simply have to respond to the Feb. 1 letter to the editor from Faye Palmer in The Spokesman-Review regarding President Obama’s statement “to take his own path.”

Practically every sitting president of this country has exercised the right to issue executive orders. Those orders may be rescinded by the next president. Our history is littered with them.

If the electorate disagrees with such orders, they may vote for a dictator that more suits their own opinions, which is everyone’s constitutional right.

We do not need God’s mercy to survive our political impasse. We just need everyone to exercise their right to vote.

Tom Storms

Chewelah, Wash.

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