The Science of Democracy

If I Had My Way
One Man's Opinion -- for what it's worth.


To: Sam Howe - sam.howe@mail.house.gov

From: Doug Skoglund - skoglund@pdmsb.com

Date: 25 Jun 2016 12:00 CDT

Subject: Serving the Voter (2)

First, and foremost, thank you for responding as a member of Representative John Kline's staff. That took some time out of your busy day -- and you had to come outside your mechanized communication system. My two Democratic Senators failed my little test completely by allowing the computer to do the work for them.

Of course, you made a minor mistake when you lapsed back to your captive system to get my telephone number. I don't post my telephone number because I don't want telephone calls. The fact that you got a dose of one of the problems with the telephone may help you understand my concerns about the process.

Second, I confess my ignorance about political matters -- I started this session as part of my concerns about the communication process. The News business has been my prime subject; however, the time has come for me to make some waves in other areas.

So, let me be more specific, As a software developer, I am concerned about the way that we, all of us, are misusing the Personal Computer/Internet combo. Just take a look at the number of billionaires we have created -- nobody can legitimately earn that kind of money in such a short period of time -- they have manipulated the stock market to "rob-the-bank." And that is why we need more government involvement.

And the people are angry -- a situation that the media seems unwilling to recognize. The media is engrossed in the behavior of the participants when they should be concerned about the problem solving capability -- after all, that is the job of all of our politicians -- right??

Britain is going to hell-in-a-hand-basket, and  the United States is following right along. When are we going to wake up??

Now, the fact that Representative Kline is retiring this year, puts a big question mark on my original attempt at communication. I believe that my software could help if he were to run for office, be it Representative, Vice President or even President. After all, Bernie Sanders may have succeeded, had he taken my advice ("Be a problem Solver"),

The other side of the coin is that my software is not quite ready, and won't be, unless I can get some programming help. Maybe we could discuss that problem, if it fits with Mr. Kline's future plans.

BTW, I am posting this page on my web site and, with your permission, will post your reply. That is the crux of my solution - get the discussion out in the open and include the voter in the process.

Thanks again for your assistance.

To be continued (of course)

Doug Skoglund skoglund@pdmsb.com

I don't provide for comments since that is a system designed to control the communication process -- 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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