Gov’t. should not be run like a business
People who hope President-elect Trump will usher in sound business practices to government need to understand that our government and a business are different.
A business exists is to make a profit for its owners. It’s run by a chief executive officer who rules and whose decisions have the force of law. People beneath him typically aren’t free to openly oppose him.
Our republic’s purpose is to aid and defend its citizens. The President doesn’t rule. He must share power with Congress and the Judiciary whether he wants to or not, and people are free to oppose him whether he likes it or not.
Our government is slow and inefficient by design. Our founders so feared tyranny from a despot or a mob that they created a brilliant system of checks and balances to keep any one entity from having too much power for long.
MICHAEL ROBERTS, POWDER SPRINGS