I've had the same experience as Mr. Pfleuger ... I don't write often, but when I do, my representatives in Washington have always replied specifically to the point I'm making -- I don't always agree with the reply, but I do appreciate the fact that somebody read my note and took the time to take me seriously ... politicians in general are scum, but there are a few good ones who deserve to be kept in office ...
"The gun has been called the great equalizer ... It insures that the people are the equal of their government whenever that government forgets that it is servant and not master of the governed." --Ronald Reagan