Pubdate: Mon, 27 Jun 2005
Source: Capital Times, The  (WI)
Copyright: 2005 The Capital Times
Author: Dan A. Goldstein


Dear Editor: House Resolution 1528, otherwise known as the Safe Access to 
Drug Treatment and Child Protection Act of 2005, which Rep. James 
Sensenbrenner introduced on the floor of the U.S. House in April, should be 
opposed by every freedom-loving citizen.

This legislation is right out of Orwell's "1984," making it a crime for 
citizens not to report the suspected actions of neighbors and family 
members. The U.S. is already fast becoming a nation of informers. This 
bill, if passed into law, would make our society even more treacherous and 

I am hopeful that Wisconsinites will voice their disgust at this 
totalitarian scheme. The proposed law features the kind of mandatory 
minimums the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against in January, and it needs to 
be stopped in its tracks. I certainly hope that the majority of Americans 
don't share the desire of Rep. Sensenbrenner, R-Menomonee Falls, to create 
a society that can only be described as being much worse than the United 
States during the excesses of the McCarthy years.

Dan A. Goldstein Madison
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