I got an impression of déjà vu when I found this petition about MPAA bribery on the White House’s website (via Slashdot).

Here in the province of Quebec, Canada we had an official petition about a year ago asking our prime minister to resign mainly for refusing to start a public inquiry over corruption allegations. 247,379 signed the petition, which is about 8.2% of the electorate. This petition was non-binding (we don’t have a recall process and he didn’t resign), but it still had a huge impact in the media and public awareness for the whole duration while the number was blowing off the charts.

So US citizens, please keep that number increasing for a month. It will definitely have an impact once it becomes too big to be ignored.

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