The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions." --American Statesman Daniel Webster (1782-1852)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Writing your congresscritter....

The recent calls for gun control reminded me that I need to touch base with my congresscritter and remind him that it is a fallacy and that the wingnut that did the shooting already broke a slew of laws and that in Connecticut the gun restrictions are more stringent than most of the country, they were rated in the top 5 by the Brady groups.    I remembered something about writing your congresscritter.   No phone calls, the staffers that answer them will blow them off.  Same with emails.   The best way is to write a letter,  The staffers pay more attention because if you go through the effort to write a letter, find a stamp and drop a letter you are passionate about a subject.   I remembered a formula...1 letter equals 100 emails and 1 email equals 100 phonecalls.  Write a letter, be concise, be polite and be brief.    Here is the link to locate your Congresscritter.   Staffers handle constitutes mail, They pay more attention to actual letters, and they tell the congressman which way their constituents are going.  The number one thing a congressman wants to do is get reelected and pissing off the people at home will make that more difficult..  Write them a letter, remember to give them your name and what area you are from.



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