There are times when a president needs to take action. If he wanted congressional approval, it would take months or years to obtain. After reading the comments from both sides, I fear for this country. The divide is widening. Democrats and Republicans are not enemies, but the comments demonstrate how low we have sunk in our country. Whether you like a sitting president or not, we cannot wait for congress to come to an agreement on everything before acting. To go beyond the initial action does require approval, hence done checks and balances.