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To: Al Franken - MIDWEST VALUES PAC
                                      PO BOX 580468
                                      MINNEAPOLIS MN 55468-0468

To: Amy Klobuchar - Address Unknown

From: Doug Skoglund  - skoglund@pdmsb.com

Date: 02 Apr 2017 11:10 CDT

Subject: Solving Problems...

I would be willing to bet that most of the citizens of the United States of America would agree  that we have a humongus number of problems to be solved. So -- why don't we start solving??

Well, for starters -- we don't know how. First, we must understand and agree upon some kind of definition of the problem. Obviously, one man's problem is another's solution.

And that is just for starters -- once we have a problem identified and described, we have to determine the cause.

And the next step is determining the corrective action, etc, etc.

And the cycle goes round and round and round -- and some problems will be solved, while others will be changed -- and most important, people will learn -- if we handle the process properly.

So -- Let's be a bit more specific -- I want to identify a few problems related to the current situation.

Problem #1 - Communication with one's political representative.

Problem #2 - Payment of representative expenses.

Problem #3 - Inability of all parties to solve problems.

Obviously, each one of the problems above could occupy a book case full of books, notes, communications -- which only means that we need a process -- we need to learn how to solve problems!!!!

Al, you wrote:

Just say NO to total power for the Trump GOP

I Agree, Al! 

We can't let Republicans destroy the Democratic firewall in the U.S. Senate. To stop the Trump GOP from getting a 60-seat, filibuster-proof majority, I'm sending a donation of :    $0.00

Sorry Al -- I like you and Amy, however, I have never voted for either one of you -- and as a matter of fact I quit voting back in the mid sixties -- a story far too long to explain here.

One last example: Amendment One

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Freedom of Religion Must Include Freedom From Religion.

Freedom of Press needs some measure of control.

Freedom of Speech is a big fat dirty joke without some infrastructure.

to be continued (of course)

Doug Skoglund skoglund@pdmsb.com

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