I too have a tendency to try to use logic and facts to back up my position when writing to my representatives. I have come to the realization that a simple “I am against” or “I support” any particular legislation should suffice.
Most of these folks don’t actually read our letters nor should we be concerned with changing their personal opinion. They work for us and quite frankly they have no right to consider their personal take on any particular bill as anything more than 1 yea or nay just like the rest of us. Their job is to listen to their constituents and vote according to the yea or nay tally of those constituents whether that representative agrees with the constituents or not.
We should be writing our reps letters to remind them of that fact!
I have but of course there is no form letter for that and I have yet to get a response.
"If a man does his best, what else is there?"
- General George S. Patton Jr