It’s things like this that remind me the people trying to represent us in government really don’t understand us. Particularly in the way of Technology. Recently I sent an email to my Senator expressing my concern over the recent rape of our privacy in the HomeLand Security “we can spy on you if we *think* you might be a terrorist-international communication act BS”. This is the reply I get.
Thank you for your e-mail. If you would like a response please use the
web based e-mail form on my official Senate website at
The number of Utahns that communicate with me via e-mail has increased
dramatically over the last few years. The use of a website contact form
provides two primary benefits. First, discourages third-party
organizations from using individual's names without their permission. Some
third-party e-mail contractors collect information from their web form,
use it to contact members of Congress without the knowledge of the
individual or sell the information to other organizations. I have had a
number of constituents express concern about receiving a response from me,
when they have not written. Second, an e-mail web form helps me to manage
incoming e-mails, its reduces the amount of spam I receive, and it allows
me to respond more quickly to e-mails.
I regret any inconvenience using my web form may cause you. However, I
hope you will consider using it. Or if you prefer, please send a letter,
a fax, or call one of my offices to express your views. You can find my
contact information on my web site at
http://bennett.senate.gov/contact/contact.html. Again, thank you for
Robert F. Bennett
United States Senator
What I get out of this is “Sorry you took the time to write me using the standard communication form of email. Please re-write your entire message in a BS web-based form because our email servers can’t handle normal email.” They probably use Exchange.