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Government needs checks and balances

I am extremely disappointed that Tom Toles has chosen to stretch his usually succinct satire to the point of ridiculing the invaluable “checks and balances” of our U.S. government, as he did in his Nov. 5 editorial cartoon.

The absence of congressional “watchdog” committees would certainly encourage monumental abuse by other branches of government.

I know that objectivity is in short supply these days, but let’s not throw the baby out with the bath water just because too much crying is going on.

Ray Pauley

Grand Island