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If I Had My Way
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To: Senator Tina Smith - @SenTinaSmith

Cc: Senator Amy Klobuchar - @amyklobuchar

From: Doug Skoglund - skoglund@pdmsb.com

Date: 08 May 2018 12:00 CST

Subject: You Have Got To Be Kidding!!

Tina: You recently sent me a letter begging for donations.

I normally ignore such messages; however, this time I sent a small donation. You (or your assistants) then sent me an EMail addressed as follows:

From: Senator Tina Smith <noreply@smith.senate.gov>
To: skoglund@pdmsb.com

You Have Got To Be Kidding!!

Why would anyone want to vote for an individual, with a "noreply" in their return address? Think about that.

Seems that you really don't want to communicate with anyone. Besides, my EMail system had trouble reading your message.

I then did a Google on "Tina Smith" and discovered that you have a website. So I did some editing and used a Browser to read and print your message.

In any case, thank you for the message, - it gives me reason to write both of my Senators about the most important part of our constitution, the First Amendment and Free Speech.

Now, some would insist that the Web was the answer, but that is false thinking. Having a website allows one to post an opinion. The owner of a website determines whether or not speech will take place and how it will be handled. That is not free speech!!

It's more like the Freeways, we need a website, a Google without advertising, controlled by the government. Obviously, there have to be laws controlling the operation of such a site.

Free Speech is the most important part of the Constitution and correcting the amendments is the most important task for government in the 21st century. It is only way to assure that:

This government,

of the people, by the people, and for the people

will not perish from the earth.

to be continued (of course)

Doug Skoglund skoglund@pdmsb.com

I don't provide for comments since that is a system designed to control speech -- I do provide an e-mail address!! (Please put a [MYWAY] in your title to get my attention).

BTW, I am working on a replacement system for individuals -- and I sure could use some help. Please see http://pdmsb.com, a work-in-process.

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