posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 11:07 PM
Firstly, i will say that writing a letter to a politician (gov, senator, rep, president, city councilman, whatever it be) is a fairly good way to
inform your elected (well, you didnt elect him since you cant vote) official of your stance on an issue. It's a good thing to do.
However, that's hardly standing up for your rights. What if all 300,000,000 of us in the states wrote a letter? what would that do? Besides
serving as a quasi DoS attack on the mail system... it would do nothing.
I suppose after we all write our letters we should post about it on the internet too?
To really stand up for your rights you can vote (well, not YOU, haha, but most of us), run for office and make your own change, protest, or straight
I'd also have to agree with what a few others said: there is a time and a place for things, and when the president comes to console your town after
an accident, that is certainly not the time nor the place to voice your disgust with him.
All that being said, i think ultimately your values are in the right place. You are right. Stand up for your rights and what you believe in. Action
is greater than inaction. Every citizen ought to hold dear their rights, it's a hell of a lot easier to hold onto your rights than it is to get them