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Originally posted by mattifikation
My roommate wrote a letter to one of our Congressmen once stating his opposition to some bill he didn't like. The Congressman wrote him back, thanking my roommate for voicing his support for the bill and assuring him that his plans were to vote in support of the bill as well.
Somebody on ATS posted several correspondences with a Congressperson that had similar results, but I don't recall who or on what thread.
Maybe we should start sending letters in the form of those "type the word in the box" security devices that web sites use these days? Scan that, A HOLE!
I guess calling repeatedly until you get through on the phone is the only way you can actually make contact with a congressperson anymore. I wonder if that even works?
Originally posted by bismarcksea
Dude....you are SO on the terrorist watch list now.
I'll clue you in on the biggest little secret: The LIES are different on every level.
He has no idea about the FEMA camps, horse flue.etc. You just came off like a complete and total wackjob to him and his staff.
I wish I could remember who posted that because I would like to congratulate them on their accuracy. The e-mail he sent me was so ambiguous it contained only a few of the same words as what I wrote to him and absolutely did not even mention what I wrote to him about, but captured key words and generated a response from those which had nothing to do with the context of the e-mail.
Originally posted by DarrylGalasso
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
You know what, I just thought of something. What if we could somehow convince thousands of "normal" citizens to write their congressmen? Do you think the general population has the required intellect to figure out that their representatives are not even listening to them and even worse, they are not only not listening but being deceitful as well by acting like they are listening.
I would imagine that the first thing they would do is write them back and say, this is not what I asked of you, I asked the exact opposite, I think you may have misinterpreted what I said so I will explain it again. And then they get the same response back they did the first time.
What do you think? Do you think that would wake some people up?
Originally posted by DarrylGalasso
As far as my real name goes I am not ashamed of it. Thomas Jefferson once said:
"One man with courage is a majority."
I am not afraid to use my real name, here or anywhere. There was once a time in this country when people were actually known by their real names and were not afraid to use them. It does however surprise me that people (not you specifically as I do not know your position) always come on here talking of how tough they are and how their gonna take up arms..etc yet when it comes right down to it, they are too afraid to even use their name. How do you think these people are going to respond when they are confronted by someone and don't have an audience to draw courage from? We have a copious amount of people in this country that hide behind different identities or what have you, I choose to be proud of who I am and am not afraid to use my name.
I am not hiding from anyone, that is my nature. It always has been and it always will be.
To address my introduction, first off that was better than half way through the letter so its not really an introduction. Second, I have written this guy 7 or 8 times over the last 5 years and his response to me has yet to address what I wrote to him about, and he just did it again today (read above). So what is to lead me to believe he will address it this time, perhaps my mind set was to incite him to actually read the e-mail this time (you never know what a person's intent is unless you ask or they make it obvious).
Thanks for the response and the recommendations though I do appreciate your concern.