About those "We The People" Petitions (for redress of grievances)Submitted by fishyculture on Fri, 11/16/2012 - 17:52
I have the reverse of deja vu. I know I have been here before, but it seems I am the only one who remembers.
Are you familiar with the concept of "ritual mockery?" They NAMED their little website the same thing Bob Schultz named his effort.
Bob Schultz painstakingly gathered LEGITIMATE signatures, delivered them and fought to the Supreme Court to have his grievances redressed. Even Wiki remembers - here is a n excerpt:
"We the People Foundation is a non-profit education and research organization in Queensbury, New York with the declared mission "to protect and defend individual Rights as guaranteed by the Constitutions of the United States." It was founded by Robert L. Schulz, a "high-profile tax protester", and is a leading organization in the tax protester movement. The organization formally served a petition for redress of grievances regarding income tax upon the United States government in November 2002. In July 2004, it filed a lawsuit in an unsuccessful attempt to force the government to address the petition."
We had some pretty bitter disputes about the effort here at the DP - am I the only one who remembers?
BE WARY OF THESE PETITIONS. At least understand what you are signing - and what you are getting for your signature. NOT secession, or even a reply from Obama.