I believe that anyone who is interested should work with me and others to solve problems that they have with society that they have the ability to solve, by primarily writing to legislators but through other purely voluntary (nonviolent) means as well. I'd like to start some kind of an organization that wants to help people live happier lives, with others who would voluntarily assist me in perhaps making our issues more widely known to the mainstream. I hesitate to declare myself the leader of the organization, but rather its founder. Before we debate what the organization should be called or silly inconsequential things like that, we should begin by addressing problems we have with society that others are not addressing or trying to solve. There is one problem I have that particularly comes to mind-- Polling. My problem is with public opinion polls of any type, however, my problem is chiefly with polling that is undergone for the presidential race. It is something that changes public opinion, through pure intimidation, and that is wrong. How many Americans choose to vote for a candidate based on how many others are voting for the same candidate, based on who they think can win? Shouldn't they vote on how accurately the candidate represents them instead? I am in no way advocating tests or rules that would limit voting in any way, I think that voting should be universal in the United States (which it is not. Look at me--I can't vote, yet I'm a citizen). Let me provide an example. When I was in Elementary School I can remember one instance when my class was voting on something, I don't remember what for. But I do remember that the teacher made us put our heads down on our desks, to cover our eyes, and that to vote we had to raise our hands. As a result, the vote was not intimidated by a majority. It's too bad I don't remember what the vote was on... But how many people can remember instances when voting was taking place when they saw people looking back and forth to see how many people, or who, supported what side, and how many of them voted in accordance with what they saw as opposed to what they thought? How many people do this themselves? I know I do, sometimes consciously, sometimes not. Polls have the same effect. People are voting for John Kerry and John Edwards, not for Kucinich or Sharpton or Nader, because everyone else is. It's a cycle that cannot end unless voting is ended along with it. This is a problem I want to solve. Next?