Vote No Confidence in the Federal Government!
  • Petitioned Selected Members of the Media

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Vote No Confidence in the Federal Government!

    1. peter buckbee
    2. Petition by

      peter buckbee

      philmont, NY

We will not be voting in the 2012 presidential elections and invite you to join us. We intend that our action be seen as a conscious act of protest, to be counted as a Vote of No Confidence in the upcoming federal election. We are doing this in the spirit of Henry David Thoreau, who said that while it is not necessarily a man’s duty to devote himself to the eradication of what is wrong, nevertheless, “it is his duty, at least to wash his hands of it, and, if he gives it no thought longer, not to give it practically his support.”
In the face of:

• Seemingly endless, horrific, unjustified, and largely unwanted U.S. military occupations and covert operations worldwide,
• Increased surveillance, censorship, and unjust incrimination of U.S. citizens,
• Widening income inequalities,
• Collusion and control of government by corporations and lobbyists,
• Environmental degradation, and many other wrongs,

It appears, by the choices we are presented with by the Democratic-Republican Party, that we have only the choice of voting in support of this direction or of not voting at all. Therefore, not wanting to do further harm, we will not vote at all.

Instead of being distracted any longer by this destructive political masquerade of false hope and empty promises of change, we will now choose to focus our energy on creating positive change based on humane, non-violent values and personal relationships.

On Election Day, and other days, rather than wasting our time voting for the lesser of two evils, we will spend our time considering and discussing the following passage from Henry David Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience: Let every man make known what kind of government would command his respect and that will be one step toward obtaining it.

Please take a serious moment to consider the power and effect all of us could have if we let the media know how many dissatisfied citizens there really are. Consider not compromising this election season, but signing this petition instead! Together, let's demand a better government.  Together let's create a better government.

Peter and Kristin Buckbee 


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Michael McGirr TAMPA, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because this admin is leading this nation to ruin,total destruction.

    • tyler stark SAN JOSE, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      its time to regain popular vote and no more big brother and there ability to over see everything and have such absolute power on how our country conducts itself political internally and externally

    • Holly Gardner HUDSON, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      I am signing this petition because I want to participate in political activities that speak to what is real rather than participate in the existing, extremely destructive political paradigm solely out of fear.

    • Travis Henry PHILMONT, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      I am for non-violent, transparent, yet vigorous regime change in America. This petition voices the step towards that. The dignified future aims to sever the Democratic-Republican Complex from our actual Governance proper, through the complete separation of the political party organizations from the State. I'm with these petitioners, because we are not beaten down by the Liberal-Conservative Plutocracy . Does the Uniform Empire think it's too big to fail? Does the Spirit of the United States think there is no entity powerful enough to arrest it and put it in jail? I acknowledge the fitting presence of the White Rose.

      • about 2 years ago

      It is frightening what may happen and probably will happen as this system runs its course but from the very little I do know it already is frightening what is going on and I can not in good conscience support it any longer.


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