If you say this thing, you have no business saying the opposite

People say, “Politicians tailor their positions to fit the public opinion polls.” Well, anyone who believes that should never say the following… 

“There’s no point in writing to Congress. They ignore our messages.”

If the claim about polling is true (and I think it is to a large extent), then the claim that messages to Congress have no value must be false. Think about it…

Why would politicians spend money on an opinion poll, but completely ignore a free source of the same information in the form of the messages their constituents send them? The fact is…

Congress doesn’t ignore your messages — they count the positions taken in all the letters and phone calls they receive. But they can’t count the message you don’t send.

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