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By Steve Kenny

Gridlock is our friend


To the Editor:

If I hear one more person champion the wisdom and reasonableness of reaching across the aisle, working together, embracing bipartisanship to “get things done in Congress,” I am going to blow a gasket. This Kumbaya pleading completely contradicts the intended governance in the United States. The Founding Fathers at the time of the penning of the Constitution embraced gridlock as a tool to prevent bad laws and bad things in general from happening.

The key concept of separation of powers whereby three branches of government with Executive (President), Legislative (Congress) and Judicial (Supreme Court) ensures that a level of gridlock would happen. No one person or small g...

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