posted on Jul, 25 2013 @ 09:35 AM
I know it is all too easy to fall into an apathetic frame of mind, but the point about contacting your representative detailing both your disappoint
and anger at them voting against the amendment, expresses the right to lawful protestation, and is a necessary registered gesture of opposition to how
your representative and government function. The issue is not whether they listen and act on your umbrage, but that you actually respond, it is so
important that you do.
Flood the lawful avenues of protest with protest, but above all, do not remain inert and silent, no matter how futile you perceive things to be,
because they take that as acceptance.
I am not American, but I suspect that if Americans were able to achieve the dismantling of the surveillance programs in America, it would also lead to
the dismantling of surveillance programs world-wide. Other western governments are simply colluding with the American government's wishes.
I'm no terrorist, not by any stretch of the imagination. I am just a believer in individual freedom, liberty, and privacy. I believe in my
compatriots, because as a whole they are my country, my defence and my security, and I am theirs'. Inert or active, we're in this together, and I
should think it is better to be actively engaged against the wrongs occurring to compatriots than to be inert and inured to them.