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The Fundraising Questionnaire

Updated on March 4, 2018
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Demas is a professional author and freelancer. He published and edited two newspapers. His most recent book is HAIKU AMERICAN STYLE.

Serious queries followed by a serious request for money made the queries look like a sham.

I answered the questions hoping someone would actually read my comments.  When the questionnaire ended with what was nearly a demand for money; I questioned if I might probably have been wasting time and serious thought.
I answered the questions hoping someone would actually read my comments. When the questionnaire ended with what was nearly a demand for money; I questioned if I might probably have been wasting time and serious thought. | Source

Good politics is the art of making changes by unifying for the common good. Good leadership is the art of exercising good politics. (Demas 3/4/2018)

A Trump fundraiser produced a questionnaire called a "Survey."

The questions about how I felt on a wide variety of issues were good questions.

Rather than running through and trying to give good "Yes" and "No" or "No opinion" answers to the questions, I valued the opportunity to make personal comments where some serious answers could be heard or read by someone compiling my responses.

When I reached the end of the "Survey" I was subject to a donation drive that didn't want to let me go even when I donated my "Other $0000.00".

The somewhat demanding fundraiser left me thinking that, in all reality, the "Survey" was directed at rewarding the fundraising committee with what they had hoped would be my scarce dollars, instead of receiving the personal concerns and thoughts I had expressed.

Probably so.

This was my final comment before I reached the fundraiser: "Get serious about governing in the best interests Americans can collectively agree on. The 2016 Election did not give anyone a mandate to listen to one group to the ignoring of all others! The president was chosen by his voters despite his human failings, in hopes that he would make recognized changes where they were and are needed still. Good politics is the art of making changes by unifying for the common good. Good leadership is the art of exercising good politics."

I hope my answers to the "Survey" questions were as direct and serious as my final comment. At least I have satisfaction in believing they were.

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    • Besarien profile image

      Besarien 

      3 months ago from South Florida

      Fundraising seems to be getting increasingly pushy which is a definite no right off the bat from me. I recently quit a charity I had long supported for this reason.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      19 months ago

      As a person who loves research, I do appreciate reading the results of such surveys. Seems this one had good intentions but didn't want it to end.

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      Dora Weithers 

      19 months ago from The Caribbean

      Good idea on how to grab an opportunity to be heard. Thank you for sharing.

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      Doris James MizBejabbers 

      19 months ago from Beautiful South

      Hi, Demas, good for you! I don't even bother with the political or charitable fund-raising surveys anymore. In fact, I'm sick and tired of all the haranguing emails I receive wanting "emergency money" to stop some politician's crazy idea. At one time I was active politically, but then I felt like the party deserted me, so those party officials don't deserve my time or money. The only surveys I read anymore are those from AARP because they do lobby for us older generation.

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      19 months ago from Kaufman, Texas

      I definitely think Mr. Trump could be doing more governing and less golfing. Sometimes his Twittering is embarrassing, but if it makes the far left wing extremists angry, then I kinda like that!

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      Demas W Jasper 

      19 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Dear Wes (if I may), Would you think that, if enough of us were to answer such a survey and write "Stop the Twittering and govern!", it would have any effect? Probably not...unless it was whatever "enough" of us is. Some of us seem to just figure that, if Trump screws up enough, they will win, so why worry about it. In the meantime what?

    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      19 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Dear Wes (if I may), Would you think that, if enough of us were to answer such a survey and write "Stop the Twittering and govern!", it would have any effect? Probably not...unless it was whatever "enough" of us is. Some of us seem to just figure that, if Trump screws up enough, they will win, so why worry about it. In the meantime what?

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      19 months ago from Kaufman, Texas

      I think I probably filled out the same survey. I don't recall feeling harassed about being asked to donate because I'm so used to seeing those solicitations at the end of such surveys and petitions.

      But it is possible the survey you did was different. I'm never going to donate even a penny to any political party because I'm WAY below the poverty line.

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