The first time the White House conducted a public online poll allowing We, the People to petition the President for redress for our grievances, the petition that got the most signatures called on the Obama Administration to lergalize and regulate marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol. After an elaborate built-up to the petition poll, President Obama dismissed the result as a joke.
Now the White House is at it again, and the leading grievance of the people against the government is even more overwhelmingly clear. Let’s see if the President once again laughs off our petition.
Here’s the most popular petition to the President, with more than 20,000 signatures in the first 3 days since it was posted:
We petition the Obama administration to:
Abolish the TSA, and use its monstrous budget to fund more sophisticated, less intrusive counter-terrorism intelligence.
The Transportation Security Administration has been one of the largest, most expensive and most visible blunders of the post-9-11 homeland security reformation. It has violated countless constitutional rights of average Americans, caused miserable and expensive delays in an already-overburdened air travel system, and allowed multiple known instances of harassment, theft, extortion and sexual abuse by its employees. It has failed approximately 70% of undercover efficacy tests, and for all its excesses, has been unable to catch even a single terrorist since its creation. In our current economic situation, we can no longer afford to continue wasting taxpayer dollars on this kafkaesque embarrassment. Let us instead invest in saner, more effective solutions.
You can add your signature through October 11, 2011.