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Donald E. L. Johnson

Senator Allard,
I have several policy questins:

1. What are the 5 top policy issues at the federal level for your constituents, and how have they changed in the last two years?
2. What are your top 5 priorities in the Senate, and how have they changed in the last two years?
3. Although health care costs are only about 5% or 6% of people's gross income and 5% to 8% of most employers' payrolls, health care costs are a major concern.

4. Do you agree that the some 11 million illegal immigrants who comprise some 58% of the 19 million people who are uninsured for a full year are a major cause of rising health care costs? If so, what can we do about it?

5. Do you see a way to require everyone who files an income tax return or directly or indirectly pays payroll taxes to buy catastrophic health insurance with a deductible of no more than $2,500 per person? Would this reduce the number of uninsured and the rate of increase in health care expenditures significantly?

6. Both Republican and Democratic presidential candidates back forcing us to put ethanol in our gasoline. And now the corn farmers, who also grow soybeans, which are used in biodiesel fuel, want to force the use of biodiesel fuel. It takes more energy to produce ethanol and biodiesel fuel than they save. How can non corn state Congressmen stop this fraud. Why haven't you filibustered on this costly issue?

7. The war on Islamic terrorists seems to be going relatively well, except for securing our borders. Do you consider our open, insecure borders a security problem, or just a political problem? Why?

8. Publicly-owned corporations are calling for relaxation of Sarbanes-Oxley, which Fed Chair Greenspan has praised. Do you favor changing the law?

9. Do you see any chance that the campaign finance law will be changed in light of its ineffectiveness?

Thank you for your time.

I am a nationalist, economic and separation of Church and State Republican.

Jerry

Senator Allard.
In two different form letters sent by your office in response to letters from me about the filibuster you clearly stated that the Democrats were wrong to filibuster judges. Spefically from your first letter: "The current filibusters of President Bush's Circuit Court nominees clearly demonstrates an active effort by a minority of Senators to block the confirmation of well-qualified judicial nominees. I firmly believe that
these tactics have damaged the judicial nomination process to an unacceptable degree, and now it must be corrected."

How can you reconcile that opinion, when you personally joined filibusters of two Clinton judicial appointes, Marsha Berzon and Richard Paez (who waited four years for an up or down vote,) and after cloture was voted by 69 Senators, you voted to postpone a vote indefinitely. You also joined a filibuster against David Satcher for an administrative position. And you further placed personal holds on James Lyons for the 10th circuit and Patricia coan for a District Court spot.

How you justify your divergent opinion without seeming hypocritical.

JoePa

Who is your favorite Democrat in congress?

Daniel Ong

Senator Allard,

What can you do to restore states rights regarding establishment of drinking ages? MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) lobbied to have federal highway funds held hostage unless states limited legal alcohol consumption to 21 and over, which arguably has led to fewer deaths from alcohol-related traffic accidents (there has been a decline overall anyway), but has led to many other problems. There has been an increase in binge drinking, resulting in deaths from over-consumption of alcohol. 18-20 year olds are now drinking in private situations where they are not learning to drink responsibly and not supervised by older, mature persons since any such alcohol consumption is illegal. As the 18-20 age group has traditionally been the period of college age exploration and experimentation, this total prohibition has also resulted in lowered respect for government institutions with unreasonably restrictive laws.

I think Colorado had it right previously to federal highway funds being held hostage, where 18-20 year olds could legally purchase and drink 3.2 beer to gain experience with alcohol consumption (not concentrated enough to kill someone), but hard liquor was limited to 21 and older (Jon Caldara of the Independence Institute calls this "training wheels" for alcohol). 18-20 year olds can legally vote and fight for their country but legally can't enjoy a beer or a glass of wine.

I suggest instead of requiring total prohibition of legal alcohol consumption under 21 to receive highway funds allocations, instead require a virtual zero tolerance of driving while ability impaired for drivers in the first five years of licensing (BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) of 0.02% or greater results in loss of drivers license for a year; this is not age-discriminatory since it is based on driver experience).

This issue was raised during Pete Coors' campaign last year for Colorado's other senate seat, but his opinion was dismissed for having a potential conflict of interest. You have no ties to the alcohol industry so you could approach this issue objectively.

You are rated as one of the most libertarian of congressional members, although primarily because of economic issues (see http://www.republicanliberty.org/libdex/li2004_over.htm Republican Liberty Caucus ratings). How about it, Senator? Why not let states decide this issue for themselves and not hold federally collected highway funds hostage?

Daniel Ong, Boulder, 2004 Libertarian for CU Regent At Large

Harvey Nichols

Subject: Russia cuts Ukraine's gas supply.

Would Senator Allard please consider asking the US State Dept. to pressure Russia to refrain from blackmailing Ukraine over gas supplies this winter, perhaps by asking the G 7 nations to eject Russia from the G 8 group if it cannot behave responsibly in a trading relationship?

Zane Hewitt

The lives that are being taken are ,to me, should not be being taken i think that the war should end. I think bush should sign a trety with Iraq.

Linda  Ohlson  Graham

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will be from Aug. 28 - Sept. 17, 2008.
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Another recent Sunday (April 20th, 2008) the Boulder Unity Church invited Linda to be the 'Special Guest Artist' at both services. She shared other excerpts from her -HOW to create World Peace and bring .THE END. to Global Warming- writing and poetry. Linda also had a table in Fellowship Hall before and after both services and had her © WORLDS BEYOND WITHIN CD ... and a few of her © EARTH OCEAN HEAVENS photographs on view and available for sale.

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