[Editor’s Note: Don’t think much will come of this, but it’ll be interesting to see how it unfolds.]
They have a site called Petition Online and in it you can put forth any idea you think has merit and then get people to vote on it!
With all the conflict over religion and politics in the Middle East and elswhere I put out a petition a few days ago that we should have a policy where the only crime is interfering with someone else’s rights.
This would legalize suicide, freedom of religion, abortion, (since your are not affecting SOMEONE’s life, – a fetus is not a person) etc. etc.
In other words you could do whatever you liked as long as it didn’t hurt anyone else. The classic case for this would be; “You can’t yell fire in a crowded theatre!” (Interference -156)
Here is the site and Petition; http://www.petitiononline.com/moses/petition.html
That we adopt a system of non-interference with other human beings. In other words-do what you want, just do not interfere with anyone else!
Examples; Slander someone -interference “201”, Assault someone -interference “98” – First Degree Murder -interference “1”.
Some criteria needs to be established. For example in the case of abortion it would have to be determined by common consensus when a fetus is considered a human being!
This would also make suicide legal as long as you don’t hit someone on the sidewalk under the building you jumped from (Interference-92!)
Which brings me to this quote a ran across that sums it up quite nicely.
“I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. I am the only warrant and the sanction.” Your religion stops where my rights begin. Deal with it. – Anonymous
Allan W Janssen