Saturday, October 28, 2006

Souder's hometown paper endorses the other guy

The Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette has endorsed for election to the U.S. House of Representatives the challenger to Rep. Mark Souder, the harshest drug warrior in Congress. In announcing its support for Tom Hayhurst, the Democrat in the race, the editorial board cited Souder's idiotic HEA Aid Elimination Penalty and the particularly devastating impact it has on his own state of Indiana (as reveled in a report released earlier this year by SSDP).
Despite 12 years in Congress, Souder, 56, has yet to earn a committee chairmanship. The issues he has chosen to emphasize, such as reversing a local decision to ban assault weapons in Washington, D.C., and preserving lighthouses, have done little to help the nation or his district. And some of Souder’s other efforts, such as his bill prohibiting college students with drug convictions from getting financial aid, have hurt Hoosiers. Indiana leads the nation in the rate of college students denied federal aid because of the law. Hayhurst is the better choice for voters of the 3rd District.
Without Souder around, it will be much easier for us to get rid of the unfair and harmful penalty next Congress. We'll see what happens...

1 comment:

800 pound gorilla said...

How is Sensbrenner doing? Isn't he the guy who wanted to place teachers and staff into the role of drug law enforcers and snitches to the police? Didn't his proposed law require parents, friends, coworkers,teachers, supervisors and any other close contact of users of "dangerous drugs" to report suspicions to law enforcement to law enforcement - or risk prosecution for abetting a crime? Is his position as resident intellectual giant so secure that he will get reelected easily?