• Congressman Garrett (VA-R)

  • Gov. Chris Christy (NJ-R)

  • Colorado 2012

  • California Field Work, Prop 19

Stories from the week January 18, 2013

COP on the Hill

Stories from the week January 18, 2013

I had a modest week on the hill with 12 presentations to staffers.  Lots of changes of personnel in the offices which = more work at home to record who is the right staffer in 535 offices.

Ron Paul Legacy:   On Tuesday evening I was invited to address the local chapter of a group called C4L = http://www.campaignforliberty.org the umbrella organization for the Ron Paul efforts.  About 40 were attending and we had a robust 30 minutes.  I was surprised by how many Republicans attended.

KING for a day:  When I presented last week at Grover Norquist’s brunch, I was quite surprised to see my name on the back of a chair at the main table where the VIPs sit.   The info at the bottom of last week’s newsletter was the sheet I gave to the 150 in the room.  Sorry for not stating that.  Money can buy anyone access.  Good ideas/presentations count at Grovers.

My published LTE in a Florida paper is at the bottom.


COP stats since inception: August 2009

  • 1025 Presentations to Congressional staffers..12 this week
  • 30 Appearances on major TV networks (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision)
  • 21 published interviews in major (daily)newspapers
  • 43 interviews and reports in minor media = blogs, cable TV, etc
  • 71 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $70,000) = 1 this week
  • 2 editorials in daily papers mentioning my efforts & in support of COP position
  • 22 Radio Interviews
  • 34 brief chats with Members of Congress
  • 30 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, etc.
  • 11 major conferences attended (CPAC, LULAC, NRA, etc)
  • Permanent invitation to Grover Norquist’s Wednesday brunch attended by 150 conservative leaders.   Named the “Grand Central Station of the Conservative Movement.”
  • Consider being a member of COP at $30.00 or more per year.   All contributions are tax-deductible.   Law Enforcement’s voice in opposition to current policy is vital on the Hill to achieve a repeal of federal prohibition.  COP provides that voice.   If you agree that Modern Prohibition/War on Drugs is the most destructive, dysfunctional and immoral policy since slavery & Jim Crow and want to be a part of the solution…  Go to:


As a retired detective, I heartily agree with Kingsley Guy’s Jan.  13 column, “Time to re-think our War on Drugs.” We need to end this drug prohibition.

Our children have a job option to sell drugs and nearly 1million are employed in sales, some of whom are shot every day.  Pedophiles are not caught, as my colleagues are flying around in a helicopter looking for a green plant.

After 41years, and a trillion dollars spent, the DEA’s own brochure states: “Drugs are readily available to America’s youth…” The police and courts cannot fix stupid.  Have a drug problem? See a doctor.

Howard Wooldridge, Buckeystown, Mass.  

PUBLISHED in the Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL) January 18, 2013







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