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Legal Dissent

Forum for Political Debate

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“What kind of man would put a known criminal in charge of a major branch of government? Apart from, say, the average voter.”

~ Terry Pratchett, Going Postal

Hello, and welcome to the community.

The purpose of this community is to communicate our views and opinions to the president, senators, and representatives, preferably in a manner that will not land us all on an FBI watch list. It is also a forum for discussion on current policies, or a showcase for interesting news articles/stories that may or may not pertain to the current administration, but does have some significance to modern politics.

In order to let our views be known to the government, letters - a petition of sorts - will be composed every month, written by a volunteer on specific topics. Points will be drawn from both the volunteer’s personal knowledge and information volunteered by members, as well as any debates on the topic. These topics can range from the environment to abortion to gay marriage, for example. It will then be proofread by an administrator, and if approved, will then go out to the community for further suggestions. Once finished, those who agree with the letter can sign, and it will then be e-mailed to as many senators and representatives as possible. Answers, if any, will then be posted.

While it is fully acknowledged that nothing may come out of this, and very cynically so, this is really an opportunity to try and get something done, and perhaps to educate others on topics that are important to us on a more individual level.

Membership is open to anyone. If joining, please introduce yourself in an entry, along with the following information:

- what you want to be called
- state or country you are from/current residence in (optional)
- topics you are interested in

Also, in order to avoid problems and possible confusion, please acquaint yourself with the various introductory entries. You can find them in the first day’s entries, as well as within the memories.

Thanks, and enjoy your stay! :)

“Unjust laws exist: shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once?”

~ Henry David Thoreau, “Civil Disobedience”

Current administrators: Anime Girl Sasami (ag_sasami), Fickle Goddess (fickle_goddess), Neko-chan (fuminshou_neko), and Pikachumaniac (pikachumaniac).

Temporary Update from PM: July 24, 2005
As of now, the community is currently open membership with posting access being given by administrators (at their leisure, heehee). I'm not sure how we plan on doing posting access and information so far - it's something I need to discuss with the others - so no worries if you don't get posting access for a while. Thanks!