Congress gets my blog back on track!

Alright, some business travel and an office move got me off track on my blogging efforts, but I’m back now and committed to getting posts done on a much more frequent and regular basis.

It took the government to inspire me to get back to writing.

Going through a bunch of old articles and blog posts I had saved for review, I noticed this article that did not appear to get much coverage at all, but I really think it deserves more attention: Finding Fault With Logic of Congress’s E-Mail Plan.

In a nutshell, some representatives are now adding a challenge-response question as a required step before you can send an email to them. 

"Lawmakers still bellyache that the torrent of e-mails they get every day is more than their staffs can handle" and "the new barrier is a good way to block millions of cookie-cutter lobby letters " are the types of justifications being made for this step.  However, if I sign my name to an email that expresses my feelings on an issue, I do not want my elected government representative to ignore my voice just because I decided to send it via an organization I support or because they feel like they are overloaded with email – join the rest of us, most of whom don’t have staffs to go through the emails first!

Perhaps I’m being overly idealistic here, but I sure would like to see government officials invest in ways to actually intelligently deal with incoming communications from their constituencies as opposed to just trying to turn off the switch.

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