Petition Tag - america

151. Democracy for the USA

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.

152. America Online, Stop Polluting!

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!

153. America, Celebrate The Vote!

"Hey, how come we don't get Election Day off?" I'm sure this idea has been talked about frequently in barber shops, coffee shops, bars, college campuses and living rooms around the country. It's not a new idea. Most recently some friends of this petition's author agreed that they'd sign a petition pleading for the creation of a new federal holiday on election day, if one was put before them. So here it is guys. We get Columbus Day off, we celebrate our independence from Britain; so why not celebrate the vote?!?

P.S. Voting on Sunday is an unacceptable alternative because it conflicts with some widely held religious beliefs but not with others.

154. Require all public schools to teach children the truth about United States history

The United States of America was created upon the basis of a eurocentric philosophy dripping with white supremist ideals. From the very beginning, America has been the number one terrorist in the world. It has institutionalized racism as well as supported and encouraged mass genocide of entire nations of peoples.

Contrary to popular belief, the first holocaust did not take place in Germany; rather, the first holocaust took place right here in the contegious United States. Hitler can be quoted as writing that his nazi regime had much to gain from studying how the Americans exterminated whole nations of native american peoples. The nazi concentration camps were based off of American indian reservations and the extermination and mass slaughter of over 100,000,000 native individuals. Our government signed treaties with these nations of peoples and continually turned around and broke nearly every single one of them. Native children were kidnapped and sent to boarding schools where they were forced to live their lives according to the strict Protestant ethic, taught to march and punished if they uttered a word of their native language. The popular justification at that time for the destruction of these children's ties to their native culture/way of life was "kill the savage to save the man." History books teach Americans to think of Indians/Native Americans as savages, when in reality, the Americans were the savages. Scalping is commonly associated as one of the savage behaviors native american's displayed. This is inherently false. Scalping came about when the federal and state governments offered a reward for native american scalps. Americans were the scalpers, not the native americans. In some instances people would get money for a native's head, then turn around and scalp the same head to receive even more money. Only long after Americans had instituted scalping as an acceptable, profitable practice did certain tribes begin to do the same to other tribes they were in conflict with--which, by the way, the government pitted against one another in order to ensure it would continue to have the upper hand in exploiting the natives and stealing their land.

People who live in the states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Nevada, Utah and parts of Colorado do not actually live in the United States; this land is in reality Mexican territory which the United States acquired without Mexico's consent after invading Mexico, leading to the war of 1812. Hence, many educated individuals refer to these areas as occupied Mexico, as they are truthfully not part of the United States. Therefore, "illegal immigrants" from Mexico who live in these areas are not illegals at all; rather, AMericans living in these areas are the illegals.

These are just a few of the endless facts regarding our country's history, and we need to stop teaching children false information in our schools. Publishers of history textbooks should be legally forced to provide the truth about our country's long history of savage, brutal, dishonest and racist behavior. In light of current global events, knowledge of the truth abut our country will help us all better understand why the rest of the world does not like or is fearful of our country. Sugar coating the harsh reality of American imperialism in history textbooks perpetuates the continued discrimination and marginalization of only breeds racism, ignorance and stupidity.

155. Dump the United Nations

This petition was created on 9/24/03 to garner support to be sent to the President of the United States and the members of Congress to formly withdraw from the United Nations, ending all funding of said organization.

156. Boycott The Music Industry of the USA

This is a petition to boycott the Music Industries of America for the actions they have been taking these past years and recently.

157. Harry Potter 'Summer School' -- throughout America!

I have been a long time Harry Potter fan, as have many others.

I know that Athens, Georgia, has a HP summer school, but there are some of us who just can't go to Georgia just for this, so there should be an HP summer school in every American state -- simply put, because HP fans just cannot go to one state for it all unless they make a Harry Potter convention, which is highly unlikely to happen.

And it isn't gonna be boring, either. It'll have fun stuff, not the same old-fashioned, boring Muggle summer school (who wants to do school twice?). This is an oppurtunity for all HP fans to make friends, learn, and have fun! Yes, we can throw some learning into this program as well. If this will not work, we can have a Harry Potter theme park instead. So, what do you want: the theme park, or the summer school fun?

Long live Harry Potter!! The fans can't just talk about it amongst themselves. Us anime fans have stuff to do like conventions, heck, disney has a whole theme park, why can't Harry potter?

Oh, by the way, I would prefer either of these be in america. Doesn't England already get all the Harry Potter stuff? So, who wants either of these two things to happen? I sure do!

158. We Want MC E.N.D. at the next Hulla!!

I created this petition on behalf of the ravers that will attend and have attended a hullabaloo event before. Being that Hullabaloo gets worldwide recognition as one of the biggest happy hardcore events in the world, i see it as a good opportunity to get the name of a great performer out. E.N.D. is one of North America's fastest rising stars in the world of hardcore, in both MCing and DJing, and we would like to see him on the stage rockin' the mic at the next hullabaloo!

159. Lower the drinking age in the United States

Time and Time again, there are always debates about people being a certain age to carry on in certain activities. One activity that has had the most debate is the legal drinking age in the United States of America. Between the 60's and 70's when America was at war, this issue came about. It came about because at this time, the Governent decided that 18 was the legal age to vote and make educated decisions about people's political future, as well as fighting in wars. Since the question "I am at a legal age to vote and protect my country, why can't I drink?" came about, the Government decided to lower the drinking age to 19.

Over the years, there have been many irresponsible acts of binge drinking, and drunk driving done by many young people, this is in turn enticed the Government to raise the age to 21. I'm petitioning this issue because I feel that it would be fair for people 18, who are considered adults, and over to be able to have access to alcoholic beverages. There are many places in the world like Jamaica, and China who don't have a legal drinking age, and they don't seem to have a predominace of issues like drunk driving etc. I feel that it would be beneficial socially if people who are 18 are allowed to drink.

160. AMERICA WANTS ANIME!!!!

We have noticed how many anime shows have recently been canceled. Shows such as; Sailor Moon, Tenchi Muyo, Gundam Wing, Cardcaptors (Sakura), Outlaw Star, Escaflowne, Evangelion, Pilot Candidates, ect. Not to mention many of them did not complete their seasons/series. Personally we find this totally unfair. Also, there are many other anime shows that have been shown in Japan that never made it to America. We think it would be fantastic if these shows would be brought to America, the shows that have been taken off would be put back on the air, and if there was a channel deticated to anime/manga shows only. It would also be nice if they would show anime movies in the theaters. The least they could do is extend adult swim on cartoon network with more anime. Please sign if you agree. Thanks.
-Toya and Misaki

161. A Call to Action: HALT CPF Use by the Tobacco Industry, it kills 150,000 Americans each year!

The American Computer Scientists Association has discovered that ALL Tobacco grown in cheap "Calcium Phosphate Based Fertilizers" (CPFs), which were adopted for Tobacco fertilization in use since the late-1940's, contain sufficient radioactive Polonium 210 isotope in them to be the agent responsible for the nearly 100% tumor (benign and malignant) rate found among almost all smokers, leading to the vast majority of Smoking-related Lung Cancer that occurs in later life. The rise of Smoker's Lung Cancer in the 50's, 60's and after mirrors the usage of CPFs by the Tobacco Farmers.

A glitch in the human bio-physiology allows Nicotine in Cigarettes to promote these cancers by blocking "apoptosis" and "apopto-genesis": that normally removes damaged tissue, replacing it, but in the Lungs of Cigarette Smokers and Passive Smoke victims it is inhibited by Nicotine. Over 1.5 million people die every year of cigarette smoking related Lung Cancer globally, 150,000 IN AMERICA ALONE. Lung Cancer is a slow, painfully traumatic disease that results in death.

To HALT the progression of Lung Cancer from smoking, the Tobacco Farmers and Tobacco Industry must REPLACE CPFs and use only Safe Fertilizers in growing Tobacco, and CLEAN up the polluted lands of the Growers...

162. Don't Make Sonic the Hedgehog Multiplatform

SEGA has annouced plans to release a new Sonic game called "Sonic Heroes" for all three current gaming consoles. Let's be "heroes" for the franchise by stopping something that could easily ruin the series!!!

163. IMMIGRATION REFORM NOW

Due to the circumstances of our nation being threatened by international and internal terrorism, we the people of the United States wish relief from all would-be terrorists, illegal aliens, and legal aliens with no loyalties to the United States of America.

164. The Official Bring Frenchie Back To American Idol Petition

On February 12, 2003 Frenchie Davis was removed from American Idol after admitting to the producers that she posed nude for an online website, using the money so that she could re-enroll in Howard University. In a recent interview, when asked about the proudest moment of her life, Davis said, "Other than getting back in school after not having the money and not being there for a year," American Idol "has been the proudest moment 'cause I worked so hard." On the previouse American Idol last summer contestant Nikki admitted that she worked in strip clubs and was allowed to still be involved in the show, and went on to the top 3.

165. End inhumanity in American schools!!

I am writing this petition to inform people about the horrible state of school lunches and the horrible hours. It should be considered illegal to feed students that junck!!! and it should be illegal to get up before 8:00am to go to school. School hours should be short or none at all. Anyone who wants to end all of this inhumanity (or end school in general) please sign this petition.

166. Get "RED DWARF" on BBC America!

"Red Dwarf" is a hillarious space comedy from the UK. It Revolves around a character named Dave Lister,the last human being alive, Arnold Rimmer, a hologram of his dead bunkmate, Holly, A crazy old computer, and a creature who evolved fom the ships cat. Sadly, the only place to view this TV show is only once or twice a week on local public television stations. Luckily, "BBC America" is now available to US citizens. BBC America is the BBC's network to show British TV shows here in the States. Please Sign this petition to persuade BBC America to pick up RED DWARF! They have nothing to lose, only to gain viewers. If we can get enough people to sign,BBC America will see the volume of people like the show and ,in turn, place it back on the air. Once again I urge you, PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION!


***To Learn More info about this TV show go to "RedDwarf.com or Red Dwarf.co.uk"***

167. Save Japanimation and make it more known

This petition will be sent to the relevant networks asking for more japanimation to the air waves of the United states of America.

We know that japanimation is becomming a very popular thing here in the U.S.A. and i woould also include Edited and uncut.

168. September 11th - Patriots Day

To create a national holiday honoring the victims and heroes of September 11th, 2001.

169. Never Attack Iraq

The United States of America shouldn't attack Iraq because that will cause a war between the Middle-eastern countries and the US.

170. Save our Beloved pet reptiles! Education before annihilation!

Over the past 20-30 years reptile keeping has been very favored to select groups of people. These hobbiests would get a special feeling and bond with these fascinating creatures. Safe and clean housing was practised and everything was fine until the past 5 years when the pet trade caught on to the idea and reptile keeping and breeding became extremly popular. With the sudden demand for these extremly popular animals safe handling and clean housing was lost not for all but for some new to the hobby.

Now a new challenge has arised the HSUS is determine to eliminate the entire hobby of reptile keeping. Making up excusses finding week points anything to win but we fight back with education. With more people understanding how to take care of these acient animals then the hobby can be saved for future generations. There have been very view cases of salmonella over the years herptrologist who know everything about reptiles and study them can prodly say there is a very low risk of salmonella the HSUS just needs an excuss so please don't give it to them read befor you buy and act responisbly.

EDUCATE THE PUBLIC DON'T TAKE AWAY OUR HOBBY. education first before ahnnilation! REPTILES ARE MISUNDERSTOOD LETS WORK TOGTHER TO EDUCATE PEOPLE AND SHOW THEM THE REAL TRUTH ABOUT HOW DOCILE AND WONDERFUL THESE ANIMALS CAN BE!

171. Save the Electrons

We all know electrons, and they are ABUSED by thousand.....

Many people only choose to use newly fresh Electrons and many electrons are starving away in the void.

Please lets all stop this and now ask Bush for a Law that only allows 100% Recycled Electrons.

172. Victim’s Harvest Bill of Human Rights ---- HR XXXX

Victim's Harvest Bill of Human Rights ---- HR XXXX

The sole determined purpose of this humble petition is for The United States of America to finally ensure that death sentence criminals who have been convicted of capital crimes against mankind pay for their heinous and vicious crimes against our society by enacting a lock-tight comprehensive Congressional Federal law or amendment --- that is Supreme Court appeal proof --- that convicted death penalty criminals shall have to forfeit their bodies immediately after last appeal is exhausted with no death row waiting and become instant organ donors.

Basically, any criminal who has been convicted of a capital crime in or against the United States of America has to instantly forfeit his body organs as a federal punishment to atone for his crimes to society. The revised death sentence appeals process will now also be limited to two calendar years after conviction. This new law will supercede, overwrite and replace any state or federal law and will be applied no matter what may be the criminal's religion, faith, color, creed, belief's, sex, sexual orientation or whatever possible reason.

Any criminal that believes he needs his body parts for his or her next life will have still to suffer the consequences of the new law. The convicted death sentence criminal will be given ample notice by the passing of this new Federal Law or amendment that any capital death sentence offense now carries this new instant organ donor provision, therefore any religious, spiritual or personal concerns are deemed invalid and irrelevant due to the severity of the capital crime and the public notice.

Any financial gain or proceeds from distribution of the victim's organs, skin, bones, eyes, kidney's, heart, lungs or any conceivable use of his body shall go directly to the victim's family or families. The victim's family shall be the sole determiner of the financial rewards and have a limited say on who gets the body parts if needed by other victims of the crime or family members.

The harvest of the victim's organs should be done in the most absolute painless and humane way possible so as not to cause any cruel and unusual punishment, but not to lose any useable part of the anatomy.

A very small benefit --- totally useless in my opinion, but worth mentioning --- of this new VHBOHR, it may also serve as a possible deterrent for any future crimes, although this is not a reason for future passage or my respectful, humble request for your consideration or signature..

The convicted criminal or any anti-death penalty groups who feel this is somehow a possible violation of the new donor's human or civil rights have the option of making a further cash donation to the victim's families or offering a prayer or petition for the painless harvest of the convicted capital criminal. The opposition voices to the VHBOHR shall be drowned out by the anguished cries of the victims for justice and true punishment and shall never be heard or even considered.

The only single drawback is that this new law or amendment is that it will not apply to all current convicts living on death row at the present time.

With American society now rampant and constantly besieged by new child sex predator killers, perverted rapists/killers, murderers, cop killers, terrorists in custody here and in Guantanamo, and all types of capital crime death row felons, it has now become apparent that America has to seek proper justice, punishment, restitution and recompense for the crimes committed by these convicts for the victims of these atrocities.

It is now time for America's Victims to harvest the organs or the convicted criminals, so in death they can become repentant if possible, whether forced in the end to donate their organs or willfully donated. Hopefully some will leave this world feeling better that they have paid for their sins and crimes and given life to their fellow members of society.

I can assure you that most death row inmates believe in a life after death and by enacting this law, the new Victim's Harvest Bill of Human Right's Bill, the donor's will come to have a sense of peace and atonement and come to believe that their actions will maybe help them in some small way in their next life.

Respectfully submitted for your signature.

173. Save The USS America

The USS America Museum Foundation is dedicated to all patriotic Americans and especially to all the men and women that have served proudly in the United States armed forces. A special thanks goes out to the sailors who served on the USS America, throughout her glorious 31 years of service to the greatest nation in the world.

The USS America helped preserve the rights and freedoms all citizens of the United States enjoy. The foundation is dedicated toward preserving the USS America and its long and proud history. The foundation is actively petitioning Congressmen and Senators and the Department of Defense to donate the USS America to the foundation for preservation as a living museum. This will give all Americans the ability to visit and walk through the greatest aircraft carrier to ever sail the seas. The Foundation is actively trying to acquire a port for the use of the USS America. However, the Foundation has recently run in to some problems with acquiring the USS America itself. The DOD has decided instead of allowing the Foundation to use the ship as a living museum, to sell her for scrap.

Please join the Foundation in writing your Congressmen and Senators, letting them know that you think this beautiful ship would serve this nation better as a living museum instead of scrap metal. If the Foundation cannot acquire the ship it will still actively try and preserve as much of the ship and its history as possible. It will try to obtain at least one aircraft of each type that served on the ship and as much other unique items that were on the ship.

174. Spread the ZIM

This petition is to show that the people of America love "Invader Zim" and will not see it banned.

175. Zoids Trading Card Game should be released in the USA

If you don't already know, there is a Zoids Trading Card Game...in Japan only...as usual. Why don't we ever get anything? ...Yeah, I don't know either... Sign this petition if you want to enjoy the card game experience as well...

176. Keep the Pledge of Allegiance!

The words "under God" were added to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954 to show
the world the stark contrast between the United States of America and the
Communist regime. The words were added because the United States is truly
a nation under God. Our country was built on the principles and foundations
of the Judeo-Christian faith. The men who created our government were men
of strong faith. In establishing this country, they understood the inherent
rights that God, their Creator, gave to all men. The Declaration of
Independence states that certain truths are self-evident. These truths are
"that all men were created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator
with certain unalienable rights . . . ." The Declaration states very boldly
that the United States of America were appealing to the "Supreme Judge" and
that they had a "firm reliance on Divine Providence."

Why is it that a majority of Americans can grasp this concept but that men
educated in the law of this country, the very law stemming from these
principles, cannot? Throughout our history, this country has turned to
Almighty God, our Creator, for guidance and comfort in times of struggle.
In 1775, the Continental Congress called on the Colonies to pray for wisdom in
forming this great nation. At the close of the War for Independence, George
Washington directed his chaplain to offer a prayer of thanksgiving. In 1863
President Lincoln declared a day of humiliation, fasting and prayer. When
Pearl Harbor was attacked the President called on the country to pray.
During the years following World War II when this country was fighting the
Cold War, "In God we Trust" was adopted as our national motto. When Apollo
13 was disabled in space the President called on the country to pray. In
1988 President Reagan signed a bill declaring a National Day of Prayer. In
Desert Storm every soldier received a copy of the 91st Psalm. President Clinton called on this country to pray when the tragedy at Columbine Highschool occurred. And on September 11, 2001, this country experienced a tragedy that was unlike anything we had seen since Pearl Harbor and it was to God that this country turned. President Bush called on people across this nation to pray, a memorial service was televised across the country including many prayers, and many members of Congress, Republicans and Democrats alike, gathered on the steps of the capitol building to sing, "God Bless America."

But on June 26, 2002, a majority of two judges decided that we are no longer
"one Nation under God." This court action is an outrage. It flies in
the face of our national history and traditions.

177. Zoids Versus meets the USA - release Zoids in America

Zoids is an anime about giant mechanical animals, which a person can pilot. They go into Zoid battles for dominance over the other teams. Now, that experience is coming to the Gamecube in Japan.

What I have read, there are no plans to release this game in America. Well, we have Zoid fans here that want the same experience as the people in Japan. They already have more than 5 Zoids games. And we have absoutlely none.

We need to have Zoids released on Gamecube in America. If this game was released, I know I would buy it...

178. Bring DBGT to America!

DBZ and DB has been going on for a very long time.And most fans of DBZ and DB(DragonBall Z and DragonBall) have seen every eppisode.And in japan theres another series called DBGT (DragonBall GT) and theyve kept it from every american!AND THE ONLY WAY TO GET THE EPPISODES IS IN JAPAN!?!?!?!WHAT IS WITH THAT CRAP!?!?!?!?!!??

179. Keep **Politically Incorrect** alive

Please Sign This petition to keep (P.I.)Politically Incorect on any Channel, for all Americans to have a "Forum of political topic debate". To air the show on earlier time slots in ALL time zones. As well to more available to all areas of the country. Free speach is an issuefor our Children in our country .
Not to be supressed By anyone,
This is OUR AMERICA - Lets KEEP IT THAT WAY!

180. S Club 7 Tour In the USA!

Please, there are a lot of America S Club 7 Fans and we all wish that they would tour in the U.S.A! If ya would sign it, I wiyld really appreciate it! Thanks!