Where Does Wisconsin's Rep. Ron Kind Stand On U.S. Sovereignty?
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At this moment, the best answer I can give you is, "Beats the hell out of me." Here's the response I got from a staffer named "Brad" in Kind's LaCrosse, WI, office when I asked whether Kind, who is my congressman, was going to cosponsor H.Con. Res. 40 aimed at blocking the North American Union that would put the United States, Mexico and Canada together in the same bed: "We haven't had a chance to review it yet." But, Brad, I said, the resolution was introduced in January and its author, Rep. Virgil Goode, plans a Sept. 19th press conference with other cosponsors. "Well, he [Kind] doesn't oppose the language, but he won't be a cosponsor." (If Kind hasn't reviewed it, how does he know what it says?) I continued: How can he not oppose language defending national sovereignty but refuse to come out officially in favor of it? "It's just not the sort of thing we'll be cosponsoring," Brad said, adding that he'll have his boss' D.C. office call me with an explanation that apparently isn't available in the district office. I have five bucks that says I'll never hear from the folks 600 miles south of here who do their very best to basically ignore you or, at best, drop you a form letter telling you just how much your concerns are "appreciated." Any takers?
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