We recommend always doing ones' own research and tend to provide a good deal of information on any given focal point of ours in the Issues pages...but visitors are welcome to just take our word for it and sign petitions and the like as "an act of faith" if they so choose.
AND, one more that is not ours: pushing to impeach Pelosi, this achieved the threshold in just 10 days. Signatures slowed, but by the end of the signature gathering window of 30 days, it closed with over 175K signatures. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/impeach-nancy-pelosi-crimes-treason It will be interesting to see the response...which could be Pelosi just resigning.
Though a bit "dated" now, there is still enough of value that we can continue to also recommend reading at least the "free sample" of "25th Amendment Revolution" by our own "O Euclidean", for Kindle and other devices, at http://www.amazon.com/25th-Amendment-Revolution-potential-history-ebook/dp/B019EN7OCK/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1450293986&sr=1-1&keywords=O+Euclidean : at least gives an inkling of whether one should spend $5 $2.99 or not [our prejudiced perspective is it could be some of the best money one might ever spend…but then, we get some of it].
O Euclidean finally acquiesced to our request that the price be reduced as much as possible: it is now only $2.99, the lowest the retailer would permit [of course, that reduces "our end" so we are even more inclined to want it in maximum number of hands :) ].
We cannot recommend this highly enough; while some of the material is "dated" as must be expected for a piece set to be a potential history of the near future, much of it is also remarkably attuned to the current situation. It may not be available much longer.
January 14-24, 2017
What a cheap parting shot!
While we find it hard to believe even of Obama, on his way out he has made it a point to excel...in messing over folk.
"The right to petition your government is guaranteed by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. Under President Obama, We the People was a platform where anybody could create a petition online and speak directly to the Administration." Yep; he's going so the site goes? Can the same logic be applied to ACA? [And all that other junk he came up with by hook and crook?]
So, for at least until the inauguration of the next President, it seems the petitions will not be available...for signing. But they are still available here for perusal through the "text" links. Please do examine them and keep checking back for updates.
By the way: had the "Petition Process" one been popular enough to require a response, there is a very good chance that the site for such efforts would have become a permanent fixture some time ago, not nearly so readily subject to whims of...an individual(?).
PS Yes, we will be contacting members of Congress over this petty garbage as soon as they get back from holiday; feel free to do likewise.
The whole thing is now gone. Links to the site get an error and then forward to a Trump nothing that apparently is designed to create a mailing list. We do not recommend filling out the form. If a list is generated by having visited, Trump will have proved himself more like Obama than not...again.
We do ask readers here take a look at the text versions of what we'd been posting as petitions and consider contacting the White House, the Speaker, and the Senate Leader, along with their own representation, on those issues...maybe even about resurrecting that petition facility.
Meanwhile, we will be trying to figure a practical way in which we can again make the petitions available.
Trump has, remarkably quickly, brought the site back...sort of; we had to create a new account because we were no longer recognized, and our history has apparently gone with slob Obama.
New petition windows now open. We'd sure like it to be the last time we have to do this.
Just found that the URLs provided by WhiteHouse.gov were improperly linked. We've found another approach that seems, at the moment of this writing, to be working...and we're hoping that's the worst glitch of the transition, but it gives us pause.
Adendendum, January 2018:
Seems Presidents have trouble with this site that allegedly has to do with the First Amendment guaranteed right to petition the government. We cannot help but wonder why.
The Trump Administration shut down the WhiteHouse.gov site that we used for our petitions, unceremoniously, unannounced, allegedly for "maintenance"...in December...to return "in late January": the Admin met the self-imposed deadline with barely a few hours to spare.
Now, while we've been able to open new signature-gathering windows on the 1st, there's a glitch at GoDaddy that prevents our updating the links here; those old petition links went only to closed petitions. The new links are working fine as of 10 pm P on 2/2.
The language of the petitions, however, remained and continues to be available [on this site] through the "text" links, a courtesy we provide to minimize risk to those who might wish to see exactly what they might be getting into before just jumping in [ever notice how a lot of people seeking signatures to a petition on the web never seem to reveal the exact language of the petition? That's one of the things that makes us different: we show exactly what we're about...warts and all].
September 17, 2011, Constitution Day: we begin another effort at blogging. Previous efforts have ended unceremoniously for a variety of reasons; for the most part we simply have not found it appropriate to pretend that we had something of significance to say publicly each and every day, too easily then neglecting for too long, distracted by daily life rather than making such an effort a part of daily life.
This process may well be subjected to similar problems but should result in a different end: for this blogging has a new intent added to the old, one of being an exercise in and a marking of self discipline [do not expect perfection; we don't, though we will strive for minimal evidence of our imperfections]. A daily entry is a part of our objective: it may be as brief and seemingly dismissive as " Nothing today", "We, too, sometimes need a break: this is one of ours.", or " Have noted news; gathering thoughts", but we are committed to at least checking in each day, and ask readers consider doing likewise. [Entries may or may not be keyed to or even linked to other parts of the site, but we will endeavor to minimize choppiness.]
Too often, we may go on too long. We may try to cover too many bases, resulting momentarily in a light treatment of heavy material, but we believe longer treatments will be available elsewhere on or at least through this site.
One of our objectives is to not waste a visitors' time. We don't mind even offending folk, if it is all honest and above-board; but we would be disappointed if, having visited, somebody left feeling they'd wasted their time [much as we don't mind somebody leaving our table not being uncomfortably full, but would feel badly if they left hungry despite their efforts to become at least reasonably satisfied].
That will have to do for today: life interrupts.
Addendum, October 4, 2011
Any post more than a week old will be subject to being moved from this page and archived. For the immediate future, the Archive will be available on another page on the site.
Addendum, October 6, 2011
We will, from time to time, review and edit for typos et al, so that later readers may not be subjected to them.
Addendum, December 9, 2011
We have reorganized [again] so that the single most recent blog entry is readily available without having to mess with a slide bar much. Recent entries will go to another page, eventually to archives, though those pages will be as we read, oldest first. We hope this makes things easier for visitors.
Change is not sufficient; we need improvement.
Exercise integrity, and encourage others to do so: Support each other, and encourage others to do so;
Educate ourselves, and encourage others to do so; Use the term Usann, and encourage others to do so;
Resist tyranny, and encourage others to do so; Exercise authority over officials, and encourage others to do so;
And take the country back, one day, one moment, at a time.
Our goal is to follow the above plan in our lives and our business, thus being a part of returning our country, The United States of America, to the Republic it was envisioned and designed to be and The Great Experiment -- the Rule of Law -- brought to the world by the Founding Fathers.
We ask readers -- and others -- consider doing likewise.