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We are petitioning America's pet owners to remind them of everything that is required to be a responsible dog owner.
The AKC Responsible Dog Owner Pet Promise, created to bring the spirit of AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day to life and adapted from the AKC Canine Good Citizen Responsible Dog Owner's Pledge (http://www.akc.org/events/cgc/index.cfm), reminds us that raising a happy and healthy pet is more than just playtime and pampering.
For more information visit www.akc.org
July 30, 2006
Under truth-in-advertising principles, the ACLU should be an acronym for Anti-God Communists and Lunatics United instead of American Civil Liberties Union. But cunning far leftists prefer seductively sensible-sounding names to truth in advertising.
Likewise, the Center for Constitutional Rights should be renamed the Center for Unconstitutional Wrongs.
The Associated Press reported that these two self-misdescribed "civil liberties" organizations filed lawsuits in United States District Courts in New York and Detroit attempting to block President Bush's warrantless eavesdropping program (which is designed to prevent the horror of terrorist attacks on America), arguing, absurdly, that such electronic surveillance is unconstitutional, because it involved Americans receiving calls from abroad from terrorists or suspected terrorists.
The New York suit, filed on behalf of the Center and individuals, named President Bush, the head of the National Security Agency, and the heads of the other major security agencies, challenging the NSA's surveillance of persons within the United States without judicial approval or statutory authorization.
It seeks an injunction that would prohibit the government from conducting surveillance of communications in the United States without warrants.
The Detroit suit, which also names the NSA, was filed by the ACLU along with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Greenpeace and several individuals.
Just what America needs during a War on Terror: to distract the government's attention from that war to litigating with egomaniacs bent on undermining America and aiding and abetting the terrorists.
Were companion suits filed against the terrorists, along with a request for an injunction against them calling people in the United States as part of their war on America?
Of course not.
President Bush has explained that the wiretapping is legal and necessary, pointing not only to his inherent power as Commander-in-Chief, but also to a congressional resolution passed after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, that authorized him to use force in the fight against terrorism as allowing him to order the program.
The program authorized eavesdropping of international phone calls and e-mails of people deemed a terror risk.
To protect America, a President can go much farther than that, of course..
In 1944, during World War II, in Korematsu v. United States, the United States Supreme Court held that it was legal to exclude all persons of Japanese descent from their homes and communities by military fiat power, the threat of the Japanese during World War II being perceived, rightly or wrongly, as sufficient in the circumstances, because "the power to protect must be commensurate with the threatened danger."
These days, with World War II won and the threats of Nazism and Communist distant history, the United States Supreme Court decision in Korematsu is viewed as having gone too far. Perhaps so (as former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director J. Edgar Hoover argued to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, then America's President and Commander-in-Chief). But surely President Bush's limited warrantless surveillance is hardly "unreasonable" after September 11, 2001.
The Fourth Amendment protects property and prohibits only "unreasonable searches and seizures." It implicitly acknowledges that some warrantless searches and seizures would be reasonable and it was not written and ratified to help America's enemies wreck havoc.
In 1921, in Gouled v. United States, 255 U.S. 298, the United States Supreme Court explained not only that the Fourth Amendment banned only such searches and seizures as are "unreasonable," but also that it is to be construed in the light of what was deemed an unreasonable search and seizure when it was adopted and in a manner to conserve public interests as well as the rights of individuals.
Protecting America from terrorist attack trumps the interest of Americans who prefer that their calls with terorists and/or terrorist suspects be private.
Wiretapping was NOT within the purview of the Fourth Amendment. So said a majority of the Supremes, correctly, in Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 338 (1928). In Olmstead, the Supremes reviewed convictions obtained on the basis of evidence gained through taps on telephone wires in violation of state law. On a five-to- four vote, the Court held that wiretapping was not within the confines of the Fourth Amendment. Chief Justice Taft, writing for the Court, set forth two sound reasons for the sensible conclusion: (1) inasmuch as the Fourth Amendment was designed to protect one's property interest in his premises, there was no search so long as there was no physical trespass on premises owned or controlled by a defendant; and (2) all the evidence obtained had been secured by hearing, and the interception of a conversation could not qualify as a seizure, for the Fourth Amendment referred only to the seizure of tangible items.
Chief Justice (and former President) Taft was right! Winning the War on Terror and avoiding catastrophic terrorist attacks are legitimate public interests, since the Constitution was not created as a suicide pact.
Founded in 1807, The Royal Montreal Curling Club is the oldest sporting club in North America.
We the undersigned would like to have The Stamp Advisory Comittee honor the R.M.C.C. on the occasion of its 200th birthday.
July 12, 2006
In this petition it is clear that I want to bring back the goverment's influence on the Boy Scouts of America.
At the end of the last Boy Scouts Jamboree marking a 100 years of Boy Scouts, the Scouting organization was in formed that the U.S. Army National Guard would no longer be able to help run the event in future years due to the seperation of god and state. Thats a bunch of bull!
I am a boyscout at the age of 15 and would like to see the goverment's influence in the up coming jamborees because 1, they have been doing it through the years and 2nd, because they supply a lot of the supplies to make it happen so i would like to see them come back to help once again.
Thank you for your understanding.
July 2, 2006
On March 31, 2005, 27 year-old James "Jimmy" Farrence Jr. disappeared from Carbondale, Pennsylvania.
Jimmy had less than $60 on him the night he disappeared, did not drive, and suffered from muscular dystrophy. He was extremely trusting and friendly.
On September 20, 2005, and again on March 11, 2006, just 21 days shy of the one-year anniversary of Jimmy's disappearance, his remains were recovered near the Lackawanna River in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
The National Center for Missing Adults and the Carbondale Police Department have determined that Jimmy's death is suspicious.
For nearly a year, family and friends searched desperately to find Jimmy, organizing search and rescue efforts, addressing state legislatures and municipality representatives, networking with missing person organizations, and continually pressing for answers.
In July 2005, Jimmy's family submitted a large packet of information to America's Most Wanted with hope that his case would be selected for coverage.
Unfortunately, Jimmy was never listed on AMW's missing person list. In addition, AMW didn't respond to the family until June 2006, nearly an entire year after Jimmy's case information was submitted.
Supervising Producer Steve Katz offered words of condolences in a letter dated June 8, 2006, and stated that with less than one hour every week, they are not able to air Jimmy's story.
Mr. Katz went on to say that "there is power in numbers"; hence, this petition.
I am encouraging everyone who supports Justice for James Farrence Jr. to sign this petition so that it can be respectfully submitted to America's Most Wanted in an effort to convince the producers to air Jimmy's story.
May 22, 2006
Hi, I am a white American; I live in a community that consists of mostly Mexicans. Some of my favorite neighbors are Mexicans. I do not speak Spanish but we find ways to communicate.
I could get in a big debate right now on who is right and who is wrong. Some say we stole the land a long time ago. Some say the Mexicans stole the land from the Spaniards and sold it to the US. However, you know what, it does not matter. We were not there when it happened and there is nothing anyone can do about it. Except; we can forget the past and make a new future. By doing this we will destroy the word prejudice.
We need to teach our children to get along with each other and to help one and other. We have one thing in common. The same God created us and He expects His people no matter what color or nationality to get along.
1 Corinthians 1:10-13 (KJV)
10. Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
11. For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.
12. Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.
13. Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?
I believe we need to get some signatures and take them to the President of the United States of America. Asking him to put our troops in Mexico and destroy the cartel and put some one in the leadership there that loves the people of Mexico get rid of the corrupt police force and will help build the country.
This would also stop the drugs from being brought up and destroying our children. The United States can then help (not do) in creating better homes to live in and better schools and jobs. I believe even if it takes making Mexico part of America. I believe it would help all of us.
First, we must get past the anger and start caring about each other. I look at the children and I see how we are not just destroying our future but theirs to. Right now, we can give theirs back. Let us start building. Together.
Hola, soy un americano blanco; Vivo en una comunidad que consta de principalmente mexicanos. Algunos de mis vecinos favoritos son mexicanos. No hablo español pero hallamos maneras comunicar. Podría subir un debate grande ahora mismo en quien tiene razón y quien equivoca.
Algunos dice que robamos la tierra un tiempo largo hace. Algunos dice que los mexicanos roban la tierra de los españoles y se lo vendió al nosotros. De cualquier modo que, sabe qué, no importa. No estábamos allí cuando pasó y hay nada alguien puede hacer acerca de él. Excepto; podemos olvidar el pasado y hechura un futuro nuevo. Por hacer este que destruiremos la palabra perjudica. Necesitamos enseñar a nuestros niños llevar el uno con el otro y ayudar uno y otro. Tenemos una cosa en común. El mismo Dios nos creó y espera a Sus personas ninguna materia qué color o nacionalidad llevarse.
1 Corinthians 1: 10-13 (KJV)
10. Ahora pido usted, hermanos, por el nombre de nuestro Señor Jesucristo, que [ye] todo habla la misma cosa, y tan hay ningunas divisiones entre usted; pero que se junta [ye] perfectamente junto en la misma mente y en el mismo juicio.
11. Por él se declara [hath] hacia mí de usted, mi hermanos, por ellos que están de la casa de Chloe, tan hay disputas entre usted.
12. Ahora este que digo, que cada uno de usted [saith], estoy de Paul; y yo de Apollos; y yo de Cephas; y yo de Cristo.
13. ¿Se divide Cristo? ¿se crucificó por usted Paul? ¿o era [ye] bautizó en el nombre de Paul?
Creo que necesitamos hacer unas firmas y le los toma al presidente de los Estados Unidos de América. Preguntarlo poner nuestras tropas en México y destruye el cartel y puso algunos uno en el jefe envía allí ése amores las personas de México libran de la fuerza corrupta policíaca y ayudarán figura el país. Éste detendría también las drogas de ser trajo arriba y destruye a nuestros niños.
Los Estados Unidos pueden ayudar entonces (no hace) en crear hogares mejores vivir en y escuelas mejores y trabajos. Creo aun cuando que toma México de la fabricación parte de América. Creo que ayudaría todo de nosotros. Primero, debemos ponernos pasado el enojo y [caring] de la salida el uno acerca del otro. Miro a los niños y veo cómo no estamos sólo destruye nuestro futuro pero su a.
Ahora mismo, podemos dar su inverso. Permita nosotros edificio de la salida. Junto.
April 3, 2006
This is a project of group #31 of the Social Justice Projects being performed in Monsignor Kelly Catholic Highschool in Beaumont, Texas.
March 24, 2006
Should the drinking age should be lowered in the United States of America?
I am not against the drinking age so that teens everywhere can drink constantly at age 18 but I do believe there is something seriously wrong with setting such a high drinking age in the USA, much higher than other countries.
In america we deserve something more than that. Today, unlike 25 years ago, many more rules and regulations are in effect against drunk driving and public drunkeness to protect everyone against the same thing that Mothers Against Drunk driving created the minimum drinking age act for.
I'm sure it wouldn't have the catastrophic effect that MADD portrays will happen if we let the drinking age stand at 18 or 19 years of age.
I am currently 17 years old and i know many many underaged kids that currently get into car accidents, die or are severely injured by teen drunk driving because the age is sooo high they binge drink, and try to drink their lives away just because they cant. It's caused numerous accidents and fatalities.
America needs a drinking age of 18 or 19 because there is no reason to wait until 21. The logic that madd gives is unreasonable.
Please if you feel strongly about this issue the same way I do then sign the petition.
December 24, 2005
Everyone knows osama bin laden hates america, so why is it that his niece loves america so much and wants to live here and have us embrace her?
She wants to start a music career. I don't care about anything this girl has to say and honestly it would piss me off to see her have any success in the USA.
Democrats in the United States congress defeated a bill that would immunize bloggers from federal campaign regulations.
What does this mean?
The internet is a powerful communications tool, and one of the last truely free medians to express yourself. Many have chosen to U.S. blogs to voice their views on politics, and other issues concerncing society and government.
Without recognizing that blogs are free speech, and thus are protected by the 1st amendment, we are jeopardizing everything freedom and America stands for. Bloggers could be fined and arrested simply for voicing their opinion.
To The United States Congress:
While quadrupling the number of people in correctional facilities over the past 30 years has played a major role in reducing crime, America's problematic prison system has done a poor job of ensuring that convicts who leaves the prison gates are ready to lead productive lives.
America releases about 550,000-600,000 each year, and does little to prepare them for work or school and-not surprisingly re-arrest most of them within three years after being released. Few released convicts find full-time work and many abandon spouses and children. People who have already spent time in prison or jail move back to some of America's poorest neighboorhoods to terrorize neighbors who can ill afford the cost of crime.
This must stop. I am asking The United States Congress to pass a law that would give employers tax incentives if they hire former convicts.
We need to send a strong message that former convicts deserves a second chance in life. If we as a civilized society cannot give them that chance, then i say we are partly responsible for them being re-arrested for not receiving a fair chance like the rest of us.
Fanciers of the Siberian Husky have gradually been eliminated from the local club. There are people involved with the Siberian Husky that would like to see a fair and impartial club, with officers, directors and members that are not self-serving, and have true regard for the sport of showing dogs, the companion and performance activities.
Therefore, the following are peititioning the Siberian Husky Club of America and the American kennel Club to allow the formation of a new club in the southern California area that would serve the entire Siberian Husky community.
103. Impeach Bush
Impeach Bush for his lies and his attack on our air, water, parks, refuges, rights, oceans, wild life and wildlands to help large corporations make bigger profits. Impeach Bush for pushing bills that make tax payers pay to clean up the pollutors messes.
Impeach Bush to save our country. Impeach Bush to stop the lies and his control over what news we get to see on TV. Stop Bush from selling out our country's most precious treasures to Big Oil and Big Timber. Bush says he will stop forest fires by letting the timber companies cut down the forests, yet only 2% of the area to be clear cut is high risk for fires. Stop Bush's false statements, phony names for legislation like "Clear Skies Bill" Which only means he is allowing more pollution to be pumped into the environment, and people think because of the name it is a good bill.
Stop watching the TV for the truth, it is not there anymore. Bush's dad still works for the Saudi's and the family of BIN LADEN, do you really believe they would destroy that relationship which makes them millions to catch the son or brother of these guys. Get realistic.
On April 19, 2005 the US NAVY had the USS AMERICA CV-66 taken out into the Atlantic Ocean for live testing to see what it will take to sink a super carrier. She will be sunk in 6,000 feet of salt water never to be seen again.
We want her name to continue to be proudly displayed on the next carrier to be built around 2007 and be commissioned around 2014.
To pass bill on illegal immigrants in America, to allow the legal social security numbers to work in the US for up to five years, to eliminate identity fraud.
Recently the United States Supreme Court has begun using international law and public opinion in declaring certain laws unconstitutional. It is not within the abilities of the Supreme Court to use such information to justify rulings, especially when there is not justification within the Constitution itself.
As there is a great possibility that many on the Supreme Court will be retiring within the presidency of George W. Bush, this petition would ask the President not to appoint any Supreme Court Justice that will not take an oath to not use foreign law or public opinion as a basis for their rulings.
George W. Bush has led America to one of it's most corrupt periods in history. In his first term, he has already sent us to war, to supposedly get Nueclear Weapons out of a Iraq, but there are no Nuclear Weapons, and more and more of our troops die everyday. He has cut taxes on the rich, causing higher taxes on the middle class and the poor. He has promoted destruction of our enviornment, has been prejudice towards gays and non-christians, lowered Defense Capita in states that need more defense, and caused what is beggining to become the fall of America. He is one of the most corrupt presidents in American history and we need him out of office, now!
We, the undersigned, would like the senate to take into consideration that Bush has done nearly everything wrong. His reign as president has been highly corrupt, and we don't want him as our president anymore! (Note, foreigners are allowed to sign too).
This petition was made to convince Queen and Paul Rodgers to come to South America.
November 19, 2004
Mr. President, I call your attention to Article IV, Section 4 of the U S Constitution. It regards your duty to defend every state against invasion.
History records that every nation in which immigrants have not assimilated, but which has tried to be multi-cultural and multi-lingual, has failed.
Balkanization will lead to the downfall of America from within, not from without.
Please do not let this happen on your watch. You took an oath to protect and defend our Constitution to the best of your ability. Mr. President, please take control of this situation, and protect your citizens against invasion.
Voter turnout in the United States of America has long been in decline, and its time that there was a change. We, the world's leading democracy, have one of the lowest voter participation rates in the world. This is what ultimately led to the formation of the bipartisan National Commission on Federal Election Reform headed by Presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford. Therefore, the need for reform is there and the creation of a Federal Election Day holiday is a viable solution.
A survey completed by the U.S. Census Bureau after the 2000 election found that of those who did not vote, a conflict with work or school was listed as the number one culprit. By moving the celebration of Washington's Birthday to Election Day, we can eliminate the usage of a schedule conflict as a possible excuse.
We, as a nation, will be able to celebrate a right made possible by Washington and his successors and honor them in the process.
111. Early Voting in Ohio
This petition serves as a mandate to have early voting in the state of Ohio. Each and every citizen of Ohio should have the right and flexibility to cast their vote in a period of two weeks before the first Tuesday in November so that voting lines are alleviated. This petition is non-partisan so that every Ohio citizen regardless of their declared political party or persuasion has the possibility of voting, and the flexibility to do so.
"We the citizens of Ohio in the United States of America demand that early voting is available in every precinct in the state of Ohio. We would like this to start in the election year of 2006."
In the 1950's, Korea was divided into two nations by Capitalist and Communist forces. Korea had supported neither yet the North was actually DEALED to Communist forces and the South to the U.S. Tensions eventually erupted into a massive civil war caused by Communist China and Russia and the Capitalist United States. Thousands upon thousands of families were separated in that tragic military conflict and decades later, nothing has changed.
North Korea continues to live in isolation from the rest of the world, depending wholly on China, now shying away from Communism, to survive. Recently, North Korea has been aggravated by U.S. attempts to disarm its nuclear weapons. Anti-North Korean feelings in the South have now been replaced with anti-American ones. Several riots by college universities have resulted in mass violence. America continues to OCCUPY South Korea.
It's been globally proven that the only way that unification will be successful if U.S. troops leave South Korea. If, heaven forbid, there is a rekindled conflict between the divided nation, only then would the U.S. have any jurisdiction of sending military troops to a land not even part of its own country.
*I never check my e-mail so please don't bother e-mailing me replies. If you have any comments or questions at all, please post them on the message board.
Nintendo released Kid Icarus and Punch Out for the NES in the 1980's. Both of these are classic games. Recently Nintendo has begun to re-release some of their older games on the Gameboy Advance as part of their Classic NES series. This petition is to ask Nintendo to include these two great games as part of the series.
When applying for a job, filling out a census report, or applying for school admission, we are asked to categorize ourselves by "race": Hispanic, African-American, Asian-American, White (not Hispanic), etc.. But one choice is always left out, for those of us who prefer not to seperate ourselves from our neighbors: American.
Excerpted References: NYTimes.com Articles:
Op-Ed Columnist: Education Is No Protection on January 26, 2004 By BOB HERBERT:
"...The main objections came from a handful of protesters who stood outside in a brutally cold wind waving signs that said things like "Stop Sending Jobs Overseas" and "Put America Back to Work." No one paid them much attention.
The conference was titled "Offshore Outsourcing: Making the Journey Work for Your Corporation." Its goal was to bring executives up to speed on the hot new thing in corporate America, the shipment of higher-paying white-collar jobs to countries with eager, well-educated and much lower-paid workers.
... He said his firm had helped clients ship about a billion dollars' worth of projects offshore last year....
...You want a national security issue? Trust me, this threat to the long-term U.S. economy is a big one. Why it's not a thunderous issue in the presidential campaign is beyond me....
...We can grapple with this problem now, and try to develop workable solutions. Or we can ignore this fire in the basement of the national economy until it rages out of our control...."
(E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ...)
Also: NYTimes.com Article: News Analysis: New Patterns Restrict Hiring
on March 6, 2004 By LOUIS UCHITELLE:
"By almost every measure, the economy has been expanding at a healthy pace for six months. But the nation's employers remain stubbornly reluctant to add jobs in the United States.
Outsourcing abroad, particularly the shifting of work to China and India, so much in the news, is one reason hiring at home has been sparse...."
The following are general observations:
Our higher "cost to live" in America (versus those in most other countries)
is a "given burden" (for both natural born and those who acquire citizenship)
to live in America. It must certainly follow then that all working Americans
to have equivalent purchasing capability with citizens of other countries must be paid higher salaries. Other related topics needed for scrutiny are:
What is the tax loss to the U.S. on jobs given to foreign Nationals?
Who of the unemployed are not figured into the Labor Dept. unemployment
When residents moved into the community, all kinds of documents were signed (ie.e no drugs will be used in the unit, and documents, the rental office having access to the units at all times). We were not notified, nor signed documents that stated that Star Power was the only communication network that we could get in our units, due to the owner of the community's buget plan until we were in our units.
We as residents that pay market rate rent, are requesting that other options be avalible to us by law to have the right to choose, as residents of Doglas Knoll Apt. community and citizins of the United States of America.
Society today is weakened by the lack of gender roles. We must start teaching our children these roles. We must show girls that a woman's main role is keeper at home--a homemaker, and the man is the breadwinner.
I am calling for three things:
1. Universal Home Economics class--as a required course for high school and middle school for girls.
2. More strict dress codes at school--Thighs must be covered, and girls must wear skirts or dresses.
3. Gender-segregated physical education classes--to preserve the modesty of our children.
These things need to happen. We must create a strong future for America. We must reinstate these gender roles to make sure America does not continue to fail.
There is a Japanese petition about this.
This American one started 2-2-04.
December 29, 2003
The United States is Undemocratic. How can the USA tell Russia and China to be more democratic when the USA has unfair electoral practices?
This is a petition to call on the United States of America to review its electoral practices and to abolish the 'first past the post' electoral system and adopt a system of preferential proportional representation.
The United States has one of the most undemocratic electoral practices. The current president does not represent a majority of USA citizens. The United States president is not directly elected but appointed by an unrepresentative electoral college itself elected by a minority of voters. If the United States is to maintain public confidence as the voice and campion of democracy then it must review its electoral practices to ensure that its Government and Head of State establishes and maintains a majority mandate as opposed to a representation of a minority.
Democracy can only be maintained with the majority support of citizens voting to elect its representative. The current first past the post electoral system was implemented at a time when most Americans were unable to write and had a low standard of education. The time has come for it to join the 21st century and update its electoral practices to give voice to its people and citizens.
The adoption of a preferential electoral system would ensure that the electoral process properly and democratically reflect the view and opinions of its citizens.
Given the power and influence that the United States wields in the world it is fundamental that its electoral practices are reviewed so that its elected representatives reflect the voices of its citizens in a democratic and fair electoral system.
For years now America Online has been mass mailing increasingly eco-unfriendly JUNK MAIL to millions of recipients across the country. We all know that the vast majority of these non-biodegradable plastic cd covers and cd-roms hawking AOL wind up in landfills across the country. You can help by signing the petition insisting that AOL quit polluting our environment and find a more environmentally friendly way of peddling their wares!