Vail Daily letter: Just sayin’ |

Vail Daily letter: Just sayin’

A recent Valley Voices column referred to the “Patriot Act” as being written by U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wisconsin.

As Wisconsin was my birthplace and was put on the map by Sen. Joe McCarthy, I think you did not give proper recognition for Rep. Sensenbrenner’s work.

The proper name for the 2001 law is the USA Patriot Act — an acronym standing for Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism.

I take no position on the law.

I should also add that Rep. Sensenbrenner is part of an organization that does not believe in global warming.

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The belief goes beyond saying human activity is not responsible for climate change, but readings of thermometers showing an upward trend of temperatures have misused the laws of statistics.

I take no position on this belief.

So please give proper recognition of the work done by my Wisconsin compatriots.

Paul Rondeau


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