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Old 12-19-2012, 09:50 PM
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The White House Petition Site Is Officially a Joke

Thought the title would get some looks. Take a look at the blog post before you post your thoughts.

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The We the People White House petition site opened up in the fall of 2011, as a place for Americans to rally other Americans behind causes that the U.S. Government could then respond to. Itís been in the news lately for some interesting petitions, including secession petitions from all 50 states, and one successful plea to build a functioning Death Star.

Unfortunately, the site is a joke. And not even because of the aforementioned petitions. Itís actually because the White House has let four dozen petitions, that by its own rules deserve responses, languish in obscurity. Yes. 48 petitions with over 25,000 signatures, and zero responses.

Below are all 48 petitions that have already crossed The White House-set threshold of 25,000 signatures. That means that in theory all these petitions, on topics ranging from secession to South Korea and from pot to premium cigars, are slated for an official response from the White House. (I listed them all to hammer home a point, you donít really have to read all of them)
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:32 AM
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"Giving all Americans a way to engage their government on the issues that matter to them"

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I'm glad people are getting involved in the democratic process, and one day hopefully they will know enough to elect a more representative government. Democracy was never designed to be perfect, but instead strive for a "more perfect union". The system allows for many experiments along the way and this is an interesting one that potentially could be improved upon. I'd rather the President focus on the budget, unemployment, getting the troops home and gun laws. He has plenty to do but surely he will review some of these requests.
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I'm glad people are getting involved in the democratic process, and one day hopefully they will know enough to elect a more representative government. Democracy was never designed to be perfect, but instead strive for a "more perfect union". The system allows for many experiments along the way and this is an interesting one that potentially could be improved upon. I'd rather the President focus on the budget, unemployment, getting the troops home and gun laws. He has plenty to do but surely he will review some of these requests.
That's primarily why the Founders established the US as a constitutional republic rather than a democracy. They were adamantly opposed to democracy as a form of government, likening it to mob rule.

Democracy - two wolves and a sheep voting on what's for lunch

Constitutional Republic - the sheep has a Second Amendment-guaranteed right to defend itself
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Pretty much assumed it was a joke since launch, especially with such a low threshold of supposed action. I mean, the internet is just too powerful and full of the lowest common denominator to let something like this function properly.

Our congress/government can't even take care of stuff that is and has been on the table for decades, let alone take on new 'petitions' by the internet populace.
 
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The United States could also be referred to as a Democratic Republic and the founding fathers often used the two words interchangeably. The Republicans tend to stress the "Republic" part of it while the democrats emphasize the "Democratic" part of it. As you look at the two houses of Congress and the electoral college it is obvious both words are at play. The founding fathers never planned for a filibustering minority with just 40 votes in the Senate, and not all of them needing to be present. There has always been a blend of laws being federal or reserved through the states, and it has always been an experiment in trying to move more in one direction or the other, but always balanced in that going to far causes a swing in the other direction as we are seeing that now with the leftward swing.
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The United States could also be referred to as a Democratic Republic and the founding fathers often used the two words interchangeably. The Republicans tend to stress the "Republic" part of it while the democrats emphasize the "Democratic" part of it. As you look at the two houses of Congress and the electoral college it is obvious both words are at play. The founding fathers never planned for a filibustering minority with just 40 votes in the Senate, and not all of them needing to be present. There has always been a blend of laws being federal or reserved through the states, and it has always been an experiment in trying to move more in one direction or the other, but always balanced in that going to far causes a swing in the other direction as we are seeing that now with the leftward swing.
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What in the poop does this have to do with the post?
I was responding to the Moderator in post #4, so you might want to ask him.
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