March 24, 2003
Representative Dave Schultheis
P.O. Box 49282
Colorado Springs, CO 80949-0282
Dear Representative Schultheis:
I'm hoping you might clarify your political motto, Smaller, More Responsible Government in light of some of your legislative endeavors.
I should mention that I'm inquiring out of a genuine desire for constructive dialogue rather than any sort of nit-picky intellectualism.
As much as I support your efforts to mandate six months of counseling before a couple can be granted a divorce, such an effort seems to smack of big-government liberalism. Where is the distinction between effective use of government, dogmatic allegiance to prevailing ideologies, and your self-professed role as protector of the American family?
The reason I support what's come to be known as the Dr. Laura Bill is because I hope it might serve as a steppingstone to a similar bill for dating. As an unsuccessful bachelor, I believe that if my ex-girlfriends were required by law to attend couples counseling, I'd be married by now -- at least twice.
The demographic of unintentionally single men is one you might consider coddling in your efforts on this bill.
I look forward to your response.