U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, and U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-La Crosse, support a bill that forces the delisting of the gray wolf from Endangered Species Act protections.

While the delisting is concerning, a single phrase in the bill should alarm anyone who values democracy and the separation of powers: "Shall not be subject to judicial review." Those seven words make clear that these "Democrats" are making a mockery of the American system of democracy and the separation of powers, apparently to score "political points" with rural voters and their big agriculture donors.

Not only do these bills further weaken the already imperiled Endangered Species Act, they also threaten the separation of powers and open the door for those seven words to be attached to any piece of legislation emanating from this extremist-filled Congress.

How about a bill that overturns the Roe v. Wade court decision with no judicial review? How about a bill that overturns the Supreme Court decision to legalize same sex marriage across the country with no judicial review? Would that be acceptable to "liberals" such as Sen. Baldwin and Rep. Kind?

Paul Collins, Madison

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