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I, as most Americans, am appalled by the debt ceiling "negotiations." Since when do the ideals of a faction, Democrats / Republicans who call themselves political parties, outweigh the responsibility representatives have to their constituents?
Do not think that this is a personal attack on you as I am writing you because you are the representative that represents me, but this is a general outcry to the House of Representatives as a whole!
I am sure that you all are intelligent people, capable of forming your opinions, to have gotten as far as you all have and to have obtained and held such an esteemed position. All I ask is that you all do what is right for the American people, and your constituents that voted for and against you; for those that benefit your office and those that may cause its detriment.
Look beyond your political affiliations and do what you feel is right in your heart for the American people and our country, or all shall soon be lost.
Originally posted by eNumbra
Elected officials rarely if ever send anything other than a form letter telling you why their decision is best for you. Writing them letters does you no good other than for the purpose of venting your frustrations which will just be further compounded when you receive a non-reply in response.
"A rule of thumb I have is that on a petition presented to me, for every 30 signatories there will be one real person with true awareness and concern for the issue. In an email writing campaign I calculate that 20 identical form letter emails are equivalent to one real, informed person who cares deeply for the issue. I measure five form letters (as opposed to individually written ones) mailed to my office as equivalent to one such real person. One phone call to my office, however, from a real person (not associated with a lobby) counted for 20 real people concerned about the issue. One personal letter written to me from a constituent (not associated with a lobby group) was the measure of 30 real people with deep concern for the issue. The reason for giving personal calls or letters such serious attention is that they usually mean that many other persons are feeling the same way, but have not yet chosen to call or write to me about their viewpoints..." www.capsc.ca...
I'd hate to steal philosophy from Watchmen, but that lone sperm, after a generations of the same thing happening again and again to create one specific life is a considerable miracle.
Originally posted by majesticgent
reply to post by eNumbra
Just like a million or so sperm fail to fertilize an egg, all it takes is that one to succeed and produce a miracle. Maybe someones letter can get through and do the same...
Wow I am poetic today...edit on 18-7-2011 by majesticgent because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Russh50
I have e-mailed, snail mailed, called it doesn't matter dem or repub they are going to do what they want to do. The real politicians are at the state and local levels. They will at least listen more so than DC. Go ahead and write it doesn't matter.