Rebecca Carr wrote a really good piece that appeared in the Austin American-Statesman over the weekend about PublicMarkup.org. We couldn’t help but chuckle over the worried comment of the former president of the American League of Lobbyists, Paul Miller who appears to think that what we are doing with PublicMarkup might – horrors of horrors – allow citizens to have their voices heard on other issues.
"I don’t think the way you advocate is to put everything online and say, ‘All right American people, weigh in on that,’ because then what’s next?" Miller asked. "Are we going to let the American people decide our defense policy, our trade policy, our immigration policy?"
Well, we certainly hope so!