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This American Life’s Reporters Don’t Understand This American Government

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This American Life’s Reporters Don’t Understand This American Government

While President Trump undoubtedly introduced more foibles into the legislative process, he has not changed its fundamental dynamic.

By Christopher Jacobs

APRIL 16, 2018

The most recent episode of NPR’s “This American Life” continues a line of liberal laments that the legislative process does not work, and blames most of that ineffectiveness on a single source: Donald Trump. (Shocker there.)

But the idea of removing Trump to Make Congress Great Again doesn’t hold up to scrutiny. Even if it did, such a development would not comport with the Framers’ design of our government, which put the “deliberative” in “deliberative process” far more than the modern-day Left would prefer.

The episode follows the trials and travails of retiring Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) as he seeks to pass legislation codifying privileges for participants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. President Trump announced last fall that he would end Barack Obama’s executive action on DACA, leaving Congress to find a solution through legislative means. Flake and his colleagues want to enact legislation replacing Obama’s unilateral declaration that his administration would not apply current law to DACA recipients living in the country illegally.   :snip: 

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