You are sitting at Home one evening, and the Phone Rings. After the Obligatory Greetings, the Voice on the other end says, "Did You Hear on the News that SENATOR ---- wants to Enact Legislation to..."
Stop Right There. How Many Times have you engaged in Conversations that have started Similarly? In the next Few Minutes, You will probably be subjected to something like either of the Following:
- Why Senator ---- is a Crook or a Fool for pushing such Legislation, and must be Voted out of Office.
- That Senator ------ is a Genuis who should run for President.
What comes Next? Sometimes it is the Callers Desire to learn where
YOU STAND ON THE ISSUE, SOLICITING AN OPINION ON A TOPIC
THAT JUST MINUTES BEFORE YOU DIDN'T EVEN KNOW EXISTED.
Unfortunately, Many People Give in to such Inquires, and NEVER TAKE
THE TIME TO EDUCATE THEMSELVES ABOUT THE PROPOSED
LEGISLATION, AND IF IT WILL DO EVERYTHING THE CALLER SAYS
IT WILL, EITHER GOOD OR BAD. This may End Up with the Listener
never Realizing the True Rationality of why the Legislation was Put Forth
in the First Place.
There Must a Better Way.