Colorado Springs Gazette: Colorado’s Mark Udall: This is what true leadership is all about
Op-ed by Lieutenant General Harry E. Soyster, USA (Ret.).
Since the Sept. 11 attacks, U.S. presidents have claimed broad new powers in the name of fighting terrorism. Although some of these moves both threaten fundamental freedoms and weaken U.S. national security, Congress has provided little oversight or pushback. When it comes to checking and balancing the executive branch, too few in the House and Senate have done their jobs.
But now Colorado Sen. Mark Udall is helping to fill the leadership vacuum. In recent months, he’s emerged as a champion of an effective, common-sense approach to fighting terrorism, one that treats American ideals as assets, not hindrances.