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Different Folk's views about "Changing"

As with many,many sites I post on here,they are for understanding from different points of view,to observer,most often,I attempt to neither agree or disagree with anybodies opinion's with "Certainity"

The above site,the author has put much time into their inquiry,thus it is worth reading,to me-(Introduction: How to Solve All Social Problems (Part 1 of 9 in “How to Solve All Social Problems”)






About We the People

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
—The First Amendment, United States Constitution

I wanted to inquiry into whom "set-up" this: "Petition the White House with We the People",as ,my thoughts are this was a Bold move,and a movein the right direction,"Yet can it work"? 

We the People, launched September 22, 2011,[1] was a section of the whitehouse.gov website (under President Barack Obama) for petitioning the administration's policy experts.

Thresholds-(We the People (petitioning system)

Under the Obama administration's rules, a petition had to reach 150 signatures (Dunbar's Number) within 30 days to be searchable on WhiteHouse.gov, according to Tom Cochran, former director of digital technology.[5] It had to reach 100,000 signatures within 30 days to receive an official response.[6] The original threshold was set at 5,000 signatures on September 1, 2011,[7] was raised to 25,000 on October 3, 2011,[8] and raised again to 100,000 as of January 15, 2013.[9] The White House typically would not comment when a petition concerned an ongoing investigation.[10]

"It’s unclear whether Trump’s advisors will make a tradition of publicly responding to petitions from the American people," Dell Cameron wrote for the Daily Dot on the day that Trump was inaugurated,[11] noting that the Trump administration that same day "archived" (that is, deactivated) all petitions in progress on the 'We the People' site. New petitions were created, but only two petitions—both created on Inauguration Day—soared above the 100,000-signature threshold within the Trump administration's first week, while other petitions created subsequently seemed not to count signatures at all.[12] The website was later fixed to count signatures but the Trump administration has not responded to any of the petitions.[13]

In March 2018 the Trump administration began responding to petitions-wikipedia

Few think Western civilization is on the brink of collapse — but it's also doubtful the Romans and Mesopotamians saw their own demise coming either.

If we're to avoid their fate, we'll need policies to reduce economic inequality and preserve natural resources, according to a NASA-funded study that looked at the collapses of previous societies.

"Two important features seem to appear across societies that have collapsed," reads the study. "The stretching of resources due to the strain placed on the ecological carrying capacity and the economic stratification of society into Elites and Masses."

In unequal societies, researchers said, "collapse is difficult to avoid.... Elites grow and consume too much, resulting in a famine among Commoners that eventually causes the collapse of society."

As limited resources plague the working class, the wealthy, insulated from the problem, "continue consuming unequally" and exacerbate the issue, the study said.

Excerpt from: "declineoftheempire"

  

"Many Americans believe they live in a democracy. They don't. Yes, there are names on the ballot, campaigns are waged, votes are cast, and the winners serve their terms in Washington. But some votes count more than others. Way more. Those who vote with their checkbooks have far more sway than those who do nothing but push buttons or pull levers in a voting booth. The further you move away from the "one person, one vote" principle, the less of a democracy you have. Here in America we've moved a vast distance away from this ideal principle. That is especially evident this year now that we live in the Age of the Superpacs after the Citizens United decision.

Unfortunately, there is no good word to describe what we've got in the United States. We could call it an oligarchy, but that implies a concentration of power that doesn't exist. The elites who make the rules in America are a relatively large, diverse group. Power is widely and loosely distributed, although most of the power broking goes on in Washington, D.C.

But suppose we did live in a democracy in which all votes were equal. It would fail anyway scientists say, for People Aren't Smart Enough for Democracy to Flourish. -declineoftheempire.com

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