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Originally posted by grandmakdw
reply to post by Dianec
All the people who posted and said that writing our representatives is useless are what used to be called the "silent majority", the reason Germany quietly followed Hitler. By not being willing to at least try and speak up you are giving up and allowing our country to become Stalinist; persecution of those who disagree with the government (oh right we are there now with the IRS); spying intrusively on all citizens (oh right we are there now with the NSA); what comes next? The silence of the majority is followed by the elimination of all opposition, and we are headed there if the silent majority remains silent. At least TRY, your voice does count - for 500 people. Yes you will get a form letter reply, but your thoughts will count and if enough people speak up we can stop the direction we are headed as a country.