To the Editor:

I remember from my ninth grade Civics course that the founding fathers created three branches of Government to see that the

Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches had checks and balances on each other.

Today, our Legislative branch is not following it’s oath of office to protect and defend The Constitution of The United States against domestic and foreign enemies. One does not have to be a Constitutional scholar to see that our president has and continues to violate the rule of law on a daily basis. He refuses to comply with subpoenas from Congress, he says on the world stage that he believes Putin over his own CIA, NSC, and FBI. He continues to defend brutal dictators, he lies to the American people on a daily basis, he acts more like a dictator than the President of The Unites States. He continues to try to convince the American people that he is above the law.

He labels The Free Press as the enemy of the American people. His private business holdings have greatly benefited from his presidency. He refuses to release his taxes like all Presidents since Gerald Ford have done and the list goes on and on.

Trump’s actions have shown that he has no respect for the rule of law or the Constitution. Trump cares about one thing, “Trump.”

Loyalty to Trump means never asking why just “do as I say.” The Trump administration has the biggest turn over of cabinet level positions of any administration in the U.S. history. In Trump’s world you are a friend today and an enemy tomorrow.

It’s time for Congress to do it’s Constitutional duty and enact the balance of power. Trump’s lapdogs in Congress need to put the Constitution first over their fear of Trump and primary elections. We do not need a dictator or rubberstamp Congress, we need a true balance of the Three Branches of Government.

Brooks P. Moore

Ladson