How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy (t3knomanser) wrote,
How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy

Things I'll say when I'm an elected official...

Let me explain to you how I read letters from my constituents. Lets say I am in favor of a certain bill. I get ten million letters saying, "Yes! Vote for it!" I'll read one of those. And lets say I get two letters that say, "No! This bill is wrong." I'll read all of those. I don't need millions of people to tell me when I'm right; but I need people who will tell me when I'm wrong. My position is not subject to the wims of polls or popular opinion. When I make a decision, it's because I, personally, believe that it is the right decision. Not because everyone else thinks it is.

Usually, the ten million letters win; after all, if ten million people believe something, there's probably a good reason for it. Probably, and let me stress that. After all, look at popular media, music, movies, television, books... just because millions of people like something doesn't mean its good. It just means its popular.

If this republic were meant to be run by popular opinion, you wouldn't need me. A trained monkey could weight letters and read polls and just do what everyone else thought was right. When people vote for me, they vote because they believe I can make the right decisions for my constituents. The right decision for my country.

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