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america

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Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Roger Goodell, National Football League, ESPN

Boycott the NFL Respect The Country That Supports You or Step Down

We are asking that the National Football League will cease its support for the un-American and un-Ethical policies of gun control, the War on Drugs, the expanding Police State and police authoritarianism, and current U.S. government foreign interventionism and illegal/immoral wars furthered through the NFL's support and promotion of the U.S. military and displays of jingoistic sports "patriotism". The NFL continues to disrespect the United States of America by airing their political grievances instead of playing football. They insult our country and our American flag. This disrespect is upsetting to all patriots! We are tired of multimillionaires whining about alleged abuses against them. No, we are tired of their crying and their level of defiance against our country, Military, and Flag. You have the absolute right to express yourselves, but we have the absolute right to boycott you. We have tolerated your drug use and DUIs, your domestic violence, and your vulgar displays of wealth. We should be ashamed for putting our admiration of your physical skills before what is morally right. But now you have gone too far. You have insulted our flag, our country, our soldiers, our police officers, and our veterans. You are living the American dream, yet you disparage our great country. I am done with NFL football and encourage all likeminded Americans to boycott the NFL as well.

Kayla Nations
55 supporters
Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Pramila Jayapal, Nancy Pelosi, Paul Ryan, Rand Paul, Clay Higgins

US Stance on Legitimacy of Kurdish Independence Referendum Requires a National Vote

The Kurdish people have held an independence vote. They have chosen time and time again to not kneel or bow in the face of death itself. Sunni Muslim men and women of the Peshmerga fought and died to keep ISIS out. When Saddam was in power, the Kurds were bombed with chemical weapons. They want democracy, they want freedom, and they obviously want independence. Whether or not the independence referendum and the results of their referendum, which were 92% in favor with ~3 million ballots cast, should be considered legitimate cannot and must not be decided by an unelected oil tycoon claiming to speak on behalf of the American people. The decision of whether or not America recognizes the Kurdish independence referendum needs to be a decision made directly by the American people. I urge you to call for and successfully negotiate a nation-wide vote in America to determine our nation's formal stance on the legitimacy of the Kurdish independence referendum. If we do not do this, we turn our backs to the very ideas that the American nation was founded upon and that our Kurdish brothers and sisters champion. As stated in our country's Declaration of Independence: "When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."

Thomas Rakes
10 supporters