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The Phone Lines Melt
National Review Online, by Katrina Trinko

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Posted By:StormCnter, 9/6/2013 5:44:17 AM

The phones are ringing off the hook in Congress — and virtually no one is calling in to support military intervention in Syria. At the office of Representative Chris Gibson (R., N.Y.), who represents a swing district, the number of phone calls and e-mails from constituents regarding military action in Syria has “far exceeded the normal volume,” says Gibson aide Stephanie Valle. In recent days, Gibson’s office has received “about 850 e-mails on it, and out of those, 840 are opposed to military intervention,” Valle adds. Gibson opted to go further. Instead of simply waiting for constituents to contact him, his office

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Kane Toad, 9/6/2013 6:37:50 AM     (No. 9507971)

are the phones ringing off the hooks with Americans also opposing the "immigration" bill? if so are we not being told?


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Sanchin, 9/6/2013 6:42:45 AM     (No. 9507974)

The majority of Americans are against the immigration bill and attacking Syria. But the one or two phones calls backed up with large donations to political campaigns have the final say in the matter.

Voting in a "democracy" is like putting a recommendation in the suggestion box at work. You feel good doing it (anonymously) but nothing really changes.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: NYC RAL, 9/6/2013 8:40:38 AM     (No. 9508124)

Email, Call, VOTE when the time comes. The numbers should be higher. Hundreds or thousands of emails or phone calls when there are millions of constituents? A bottle of open champagne has more action to it. Don´t complain to each other. We must make our voices heard on every issue. We must let our political representatives know we hired them... We will fire them. If you don´t do the three actions above stop complaining and move another muscle to make a difference instead of complaining. Either you are part of the solution or part of the problem. Words without action is a laundromat gossip circle. Let´s change the world and not the next load! EMAIL! CALL! VOTE! or be quiet so the rest of us can think and plan what we are going to do next.

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