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Separation of powers does not call for a tug of war

RE “Obama’s power grab threatens FDA” (Op-ed, May 3): Simon Waxman writes that the Founders created a tug of war among the branches so that neither the president nor Congress could gain the upper hand. This mentality leads to the gridlocked politics of recent years that many have criticized. Rather, the Founders designed a system of separated branches sharing power.

We should not lament politicians acting with political motivations, as Waxman argues the Obama administration is doing in the case of the emergency contraception drug Plan B. If one blames the administration for a policy choice, feel free to criticize the man and vote against his party.

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