For all the U.S. readers, I hope you are having a happy Independence Day. As you gather in crowds to celebrate, please be kind to any politicians trying to get their message out. Political solicitation is the price we pay for democracy. If you don’t like politicians catering to the big money donors, then you have to let them take advantage of cheap outreach — such as bugging citizens in the middle of eating hot dogs, listening to bands, etc.
Of course, you should take bug any politician who is bugging you. If you want free money, election season is the perfect time to ask. Because of the sacrifice of past patriots, you live in a democratic republic. Make use of it. Contact your representatives.