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Re: [KC-Midtown-FreeThinkers] Petition to the White House to remove "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance

From: Adam
Sent on: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 12:07 PM
Yep, but they only have evidence of my interests and beliefs from their obtaining my purchase history from amazon, borders, my credit card company, library check out history, work history, school records, medical files, and what Carnivore has gotten out of my email.

Petitions stating clearly how I feel are more data than they need.

I almost always skip signing them, and the one time I did recently, I ended up on mailing lists of organizations I do not support.

I tend to believe that the era of community action is likely over for a few decades.  Petitions, boycotts, etc. have little to no effect due to the statistical universe we live in today and the lack of locality in most of our public endeavors. When a boycott costs a company less than they spend on lobbying, what effect exactly does the boycott think it is having?  Frankly, the corporate co-opting of the tea party is a prime example of the problem as it exists today.

I really hate being a wet blanket, but this last paragraph is a portion of my honest view. 
It is a part of why I don't think there is hope for humanity's future.

On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 11:49 AM, Michael <[address removed]> wrote:
So, what your saying is, they already have it?  :D


From: Adam <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Tuesday, September 27,[masked]:38 AM
Subject: Re: [KC-Midtown-FreeThinkers] Petition to the White House to remove "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance

*tin foil hat firmly on*
The government gets my name only when I am required by law to give it to them.

On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 11:06 AM, Josh Hyde <[address removed]> wrote:
I know what you're thinking: "Another Internet petition? The only that ever did was bring back Farscape." Two things:
  • Farscape was awesome
  • This is a petition on the White House website, so it carries at least a little bit more weight than a petition in some random corner of the Internet
I'm a little late in sending this out - as the requisite 5,000 signatures have been collected, and then some - but a few more names on the petition can't hurt:

https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petition-tool/petition/edit-pledge-allegiance-remove-phrase-under-god/v5J2fC6z



--
Consider life as chess.
I never move my knights,
WHAT AM I MISSING?!!!!!
  - Adam McCormack

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