How is it that you and I and everyone who wants real democracy can't get it out for the masses to learn? I mean I feel like this is what the nation wants and that's why voting has declined because nothing is getting done the way we want. We are being ignored and our nation knows it, but we don't know how we can change things. So how do we get the message out to everyone beyond what the internet can offer?

Thank you for your time.

David Wayne Meadows Jr.
January 16, 2003

DDC Response:

Hello David,
Believe me, I share your frustration. Everything seems to be stacked against the people: Big corporations, who own the news media and the entertainment industry. Big government, including the two-party system (liberals and conservatives), and the education establishment. Plus all the selfish interest groups and organizations, lawyers and the courts. The last thing they want is real democracy because they would lose power, which would shift from them to the people.

I honestly don't know how to get the message out beyond what people like us are doing over the Internet, writing letters to the editor, and an occasional book like America's Crisis: The Direct Democracy and Direct Education Solution. But I do know one thing: When things get beyond just being ignored, and more people are hurting because of the social, political and economic mess, then the idea of real democracy as the solution might be heard by more people. Meanwhile, we won't give up at least getting the message out over the internet, talking to friends, family and co-workers, and telling them to do the same.

The idea is growing, very slowly, but it's growing. Thank you for your interest and your help. Every person who supports real democracy adds to the effort.

Best regards,
Daniel B. Jeffs, founder
The Direct Democracy Center