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Re: Cheerleading and Democracy 101
How do you know it's a "fantasy"?
At 09:49 PM 12/10/97 -0500, you wrote:
>At 21:17 -0500 12/10/97, charles mueller wrote:
>> Members of Congress, unless I've been misled, don't allow their
>>incoming mail to be trashed d.o.a., dead on arrival--whether by their
>>clerical staffs or computer programs. It may be routed around but,
>>ultimately, it all lands on their desks.
>This is, of course, nothing but a fantasy.
>If you really want to pursue Democracy 101, wrest power from federal
>bureaucrats and return it to the American people. If you go the route of
>special interest lobbying, whoever has the most $$$ usually wins. Recent
>case in point: the criminal copyright bill about to become law, bought by
>the software industry and Hollywood, that makes sharing a few copies of
>Microsoft Office a federal felony: jail time and a quartermillion dollar
>fine. For both the person who lends the software and the person who copies
>This is not cynicism, BTW. This is stone-cold reality.
>(A Washington, DC political reporter)