"We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God." James Madison

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Update on the email I sent to Gov. Schwarzenegger

I just received a reply to the email I sent yesterday evening regarding SB 1437. It may not be a lot, but sombody in his office read it and responded. Here is the response:

Thank you for your email to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger regarding SB 1437. The Governor appreciates you voicing your opinion on proposed legislation affecting our State.

The Governor does not generally take a position on legislation until a final bill has reached his desk. The Legislature has until August 31, 2006 to pass legislation and the Governor has until September 30, 2006 to sign or veto proposed bills. You may continue to follow this and any other bill before the State Legislature at the Official California Legislative Website: You can also read legislative messages from the Governor at his website:

Again, the Governor appreciates your interest in California's future. An informed and engaged citizenry is important to effective government in our State.


Office of Constituent Affairs

OK, so it is slightly patronizing, but if enough (?) emails, letters and phone calls reach the Capital, Somebody has to take notice. I guess the difference between Conservatives and Liberals, is the way in which they communicate. OK, I know that's a generalization, but at least I didn't send hate mail.