Executive orders

I must respond to the letter from Tim Mannello about presidential executive orders. He states numbers about how many orders some presidents have used. Numbers don’t always mean what they say. For example, if 2 men are criminals, the first man commits 100 crimes and the second man commits 5 crimes, does that mean that the first man is 20 times more of a criminal than the second man? Not always.

Say the 100 crimes amounted to such things as stealing flower pots, scratching cars, breaking trees, etc., and the second man killed five people, hacked up their bodies and fed them to wild animals. Does that still make the first man a worse criminal? It’s not how many times you do something, but it’s what you do and how bad it was.

Donald C. Seese

Cogan Station

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