Starface let your conscience guide you to sign or not...or if you're not able to sign then maybe pass it on...thanks! Cardinal Fang best petition available is to vote for someone likely to deny them office! ::Bryony:: Yes but Sanity and I live in Europe, so we're hoping to get the attention of those that live in the USA and can vote on this. Tiyuk dw, I'll vote in the general election. Vexy I appreciate the thoughts behind the petition, but I feel that every politician needs to be evaluated on a case by case basis. If you vote Vexy purely based on party you're feeding the anti-bipartisanship in Washington and ensuring that party line votes vs. votes of conscious from Vexy individual politicians. Stereo Nacht Party line is teh evil! Even if you think you are voting for a person, when the party enforces "party line", personal opinion doesn't Stereo Nacht count anymore. And nowadays, in Canada, at all levels I am aware of, and for a long time, party line has been the norm. So now, we vote Stereo Nacht for a party rather than a candidate, and lead to the crazy situation where a bunch of newcomers without experience got elected. Vexy StereoNacht: True, but voters voting on party line reinforces politicians voting on party line. I'd like to think if a broad swath of the Vexy electorate began to vote for individuals whose thoughts regarding governance were more like their own as opposed to just paying attention to Vexy the party that things may get better. Vexy <-- Ever the optimist Stereo Nacht Can I want the abolition of parties? We just vote for candidates, and they select the prime minister and ministers from the whole group? Stereo Nacht They they have to work together to get a majority of approval on any and all legislation presented. Can I dream? Vexy I would like it if things happened that way. Except the whole minister/prime minister thing. Our system doesn't quite work that way. Stereo Nacht Ah, of course, I know the Canadian system, and was commenting on it; I don't know if it applies to you... Stereo Nacht (Well, yes, up to a point, I do, but I am missing some of the finer details.) Vexy As I am with yours and many of the others in this plurk. The US barely manages to convey our own civic process let alone those of other lydian711 Get back in the kitchen and make me a sandwich!