March 03, 2006

U.S. Needs More Like Feingold

U.S. needs more like Feingold.

In response to your recent editorial about Senator Feingold, I would paraphrase a historic American by saying that those who would trade their liberties for safety, deserve neither. This constant post 9/11 fear factor that is played over and over again like some trump card is disgraceful.

In the aftermath and rush to judgment and war of 9/11, when Congress hastily pushed through the Patriot Act, Feingold was the only clear headed and courageous senator to vote no. When it came time to renew the Act, Feingold again led the charge in demanding changes to it.

Feingold good for president.

The Daily News' editorialist must have gotten up on the wrong side of the bed the day the paper's Feb. 20 missive against Senator Russ Feingold was composed. How else could the writer explain such prickly prose as "wacko wing," "tantrum," and "sits down and shuts up"?

If there's one thing Senator Feingold doesn't do, its pander to one political faction or another. Remember his vote on the John Ashcroft nomination? What about his putting his own party and liberal 527 organizations on notice he didn't want big soft money contaminating his Wisconsin re-election campaign?

Feingold recognition key to presidential bid.