Write your congressman?
You always hear everyone saying, if you don't like it, then write your congressman! Even all the talk radio show hosts are always telling people to do it. Well, I have a hard time believing that the congressman is going to read that letter. Will anyone read that letter? Or does some intern just throw them all in the recycling bin? What actually happens if I write a letter, saying that he better do a certain thing or he won't be able to count on my vote next time? You know, just a typical letter saying how I want the guy I helped put in office to represent me. Does that letter get read by someone who even has any interaction with the man? I doubt it. And there is no way he himself can ever sit there and read them all. He would have to sit there reading them all day every day of his term in office. He would never get to do the rest of his job. So wtf? How does this help?