How to get your way (work in progress)

If you want to take part in the discussion on the role of government in software, particularly on the topic of encryption, you have several options.

Speak with someone influential

If you are a congressman or senator or the president of the US, then you already know who you need to convince and what approaches are most likely to be successful. If you're not one of those, you may know someone who knows someone.

What you need to do is this....[incomplete, but essentially: do your homework, don't be a jerk, ask the right questions]

Write to people who might be influenced by your writing

Help educate the people you know