Letter - Break the Daschle deadlock
Wednesday, May 15, 2002
To the editor:
These are critical times. More than six months have passed since the horrific attacks of Sept. 11, and America is on one of the highest states of alert for another terrorist attack.
Sadly, as you probably also know, Sen. Tom Daschle and his Democrat cohorts continue to block key legislation that would protect us from just such an attack.
Over 50 bills passed by the GOP-led House of Representatives, including legislation that would tighten our borders, protect us against bio-terrorism, and prevent foreign terrorists from entering our country, have all been held up by the Daschle Democrats' roadblock in the Senate.
Like most Americans, I am fed up with this obstructionism. The ego-driven Daschle is playing politics, with his eyes on the 2002 and 2004 elections, all the while endangering American citizens.
This "Daschle deadlock" must be broken. And you can help break it. Liberal elitists like Daschle don't listen to middle Americans like us when they are in Washington, so now it's time to bring our message to their home districts.
That's why CitizensLobby.com is planning to launch a national advertising campaign to pressure Daschle and top Senate Democrats to pass these crucial bills. We want to place ads in newspapers across the country, starting right there in Daschle's home state of South Dakota.
This is a matter of urgency for our country.
SCOTT A. LAUF