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Online Petitions as the future voice of the people

lordofthechia (598872) writes | more than 2 years ago

Politics 5

lordofthechia writes "The White House has created an online petition system by which any petition that reaches 25,000 signatures will receive an "official reply". Is this the way for the voice of the electorate to gain more weight in modern politics or is it the web version of a placebo button ? Will the President really consider the top pleas which include petitions to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana, Forgive Student Debt, and Abolish the TSA?"
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Missing Link (1)

lordofthechia (598872) | more than 2 years ago | (#37787136)

The words "official reply" should have linked here [] .

n/t (1)

tibman (623933) | more than 2 years ago | (#37787406)

This is very cool. I'd like to see some official responses.

Re:n/t (1)

lordofthechia (598872) | more than 2 years ago | (#37787452)

Well, most of the top petitions close on the 22nd and 23rd (this Saturday and Sunday), so hopefully soon?

Better Title (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37788060)

Dabbling with Digital Direct Democracy for the Desponded. Dedicated Devotees Dutifully Deliver Drug Decriminalization, Despoiling of a Despicable Deparment, and Divesting of Debt. Distopian Deceit, Dubitable Dream, or Divine Discovery?

Re:Better Title (1)

lordofthechia (598872) | more than 2 years ago | (#37792668)

Hah, you may have been joking, but you made me realize my original title sucked. Resubmitted with a more appropriate title.

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