Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Here's a Dandy Idea
From time to time some of us send letters, e-mails or other communications to our supposedly progressive legislators and leaders raising what are often important questions and inviting responses. It seems, however, that almost invariably, these queries go without response.
Here's an idea that may spur those who aspire to leadership positions to actually respond.
Whether it's LibLogs or Liberals Online or Progressive Bloggers or Canadian Progressives or Rabble or whatever, we need a registry where these communications (provided they're not merely frivolous or vexations) - and whatever responses they elicit, if any - can be logged and thereby shared.
Post the communication, post the response. Let's see what these would-be leaders of our country have to say for themselves. Let's see where they truly stand on issues of the day. Let them show us the country they want to lead and create.
One thing is clear. If we, the real progressives, had that sort of registry, they would ignore us at their peril. We are a core communication base for the progressive movement, a lot of us put a great amount of time and effort into this, and we're entitled to be heard and to be answered.
So I would invite all of these aggregators to get together and create this type of registry - or explain why they won't.