Some people say a petition can never overturn a law, and therefore is "useless".
I do not agree.
First, any well-circulated petition, especially in the electronic age with the Internet, raises public awareness of the issue, and puts the issue "on the table" for discussion and debate.
Second, another purpose of the petition, if we get enough signatures, is to make an effort to get the attention of Senators and Congressmen to re-consider, offer a repeal or amendment, and hold a hearing. My senator here in Pennsylvania is Arlen Spector (R-PA), Chairman of Senate Judiciary Committee.
The petition also helps us to express our view, gather support (and a database) in support of the cause, and measure that support. My petition also allows comments by the signatories who have put forth some ideas and arguments against the law worth considering. Some of these comments make for interesting reading and I think shows "democracy in action".
The petition results may also be a factor to aid in any future possible legal challenge to the law.
PLEASE PASS THE PETITION ONTO YOUR CUSTOMERS, FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS AND OTHERS AND KEEP THE HEAT ON!
MANY THANKS TO ALL THE SIGNATORIES!
PLEASE NOTE ANYONE CAN SIGN THE PETITION, IF THEY SUPPORT OUR CAUSE.
ELIGIBLE SIGNATORIES ARE: U.S. CITIZENS (MEN), FOREIGN NATIONAL CLIENTS (WOMEN), AND SUPPORTERS AND FRIENDS (ANYONE).