constitutional rights

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Started 2 days ago

Petition to Chick-Fil-A , Jon Bridges, Brent Ragsdale, Lynn Chastain, Andrew Cathy, Cliff Robinson, Tim Tassopoulos, Dan T. Cathy, Donald (Bubba) M. Cathy, Michael T. Duke, Brent Fielder, Dr. Crawford W. Loritts Jr., James Buck McCabe, Steven S. Reinemund, Steven A. Robinson, Chick-fil-A Cares, The Chick-fil-A Organization, Chick-fil-A Marketing, Chick-fil-A Inc.


In 2011, Chick-Fil-A discontinued their short-lived sweet potato fries from the menu. William F. "Woody" Faulk, the Chick-Fil-A president of brand strategy and design added the famous fries to their menu because "sweet potato fries have been one of the most popular requests we have received from customers, so we are pleased to offer this new and exciting product." Yet now, those craving the sweet, savory, and crispness of the freshly fried sweet potatoes must endure the struggle of knowing that the unique flavor of Chick-Fil-A's sweet potato waffles may never be experienced... EVER... AGAIN. What an atrocity. What an outrage. We will continue to fight until our demands are met. For a medium serving of these sweet potato fries, one will consume 220 calories, 10 grams of fat, 31 grams of carbohydrates, 115 milligrams of sodium, and 8 grams of sugar. Furthermore the fries provide 20% of your daily serving of dietary fiber, essential in maintaining the digestive systems, along with 20% of your daily serving of Vitamin C, and a whooping 210% of your daily serving of Vitamin A. On the contrary, the medium serving of regular potato fries sets you back 360 calories, 18 grams of fat, 43 grams of carbohydrates, and 280 milligrams of Sodium. Not to mention, with the addition of the restaurant's various sauces (which are admittedly delicious), the regular fries become further detrimental to your health. The normal fries provide little benefit in vitamins and other necessary nutrients, lacking in flavor, boldness, healthiness, and sexyness of their superior sweet potato counterparts.  The demand for sweet potato fries is at its highest. With a subreddit dedicated just for sweet potato fries on r/ChickFilA, as well as the existence of numerous petitions in the past, surely the people should get what they want as loyal customers to this wonderous establishment. If needed, we will take this all the way to the Supreme Court. Clearly, the right to consume sweet potato fries is protected under the Declaration of Independence of 1776, under the clause, stating that all people are created equal and have unalienable rights, such as "the preservation of life, & liberty, & the pursuit of happiness". Happiness cannot be pursued without sweet potato fries. Perhaps the 28th amendment of the United States should be, "The right to eat sweet potato fries." It would be the shortest amendment, ever. It's that simple. Jon Bridges, Brent Ragsdale, Lynn Chastain, Andrew Cathy, Cliff Robinson, Dan T. Cathy, Bubba Cathy, Michael T. Duke, Brent Fielder, Dr.Crawford W. Loritts Jr., James Buck McCabe, Steven S. Reinemund, Steven A. Robinson, and Timothy Tassopoulos. Our only wish is to have our beloved sweet sweet sweet potato fries back on the menu.  Our voices matter. It is up to us to stand up and raise our fists.  Eat mor chikin? More like Eat mor sweat potaytays  The time to change is NOW.   

Jack Smith
7 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Senator José Menéndez, Representative Jason Isaac, Representative Dan Flynn

Abolish Daylight Saving Time in Texas

Texas State Senator Menéndez and State Representatives Flynn and Isaac have introduced three bills (with identical language), during the 2017 Texas legislative session, which would end Daylight Saving Time in our state, beginning next year. Arizona and Hawaii already do not observe DST, so Texas would be joining two other states which have decades of experience keeping standard time year-round, even while the other states change their clocks twice a year. The timing is perfect; since DST was made permanent in 1966, we now have a full fifty years of data and experience to show that this experiment in trying to shape citizens' behavior by changing the time twice a year has not brought the promised blessings. Daylight Saving Time is a federal law which reaches into the homes of almost every citizen in the United States, and causes negative disruptions to our personal lives twice a year, including: - Strain on family life- Harm to physical health- Reduction in work productivity (For example, here is a recent article from the Boston Globe highlighting selected research about the effects of DST: ) Yet the daylight saving time federal law allows any state which wishes to, to remain on standard time year-round.  This is a simple bill that easily attracts bi-partisan support. We urge the Texas Senate and House, and Governor Abbott, to pass the bill to abolish Daylight Saving Time in Texas, in the 2017 legislative session. Here is the full text of the bills (SB 238, HB 95, and HB 2400): AN ACT relating to daylight saving time. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Section 312.016, Government Code, is amended byadding Subsection (d) to read as follows: (d) The state, acting under the exemption provisions of the Uniform Time Act of 1966 (15 U.S.C. Section 260a(a)), is exempt from the provisions of that law that establish daylight saving time. The exemption provided by this subsection applies to both the portion of the state using central standard time as the official standard time and the portion of the state using mountain standard time as the official standard time. SECTION 2. This Act takes effect November 5, 2017, tocoincide with the end of daylight saving time for 2017.

Robyn van Eck
96 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, Thomas Massie, Rand Paul, U.S. Senate, President of the United States

Pass a Real 2nd Amendment Restoration Act

Proposed ~ A Bill: IN RECOGNITION OF THE IMPORTANCE OF THE 2nd AMENDMENT, AND IN UTILIZING THE SUPREMACY CLAUSE AND RECOGNIZING THAT CERTAIN LAWS ARE AN OBSTACLE TO THE ACCOMPLISHMENT AND EXECUTION OF THE FULL PURPOSES AND OBJECTIVES OF CONGRESS, (1) All federal, state, regional, and local laws which in any way infringe upon the right to keep and bear arms, including, but not limited to, any laws which would require any (individually or in combination) marking, recordkeeping, serialization or registration of firearms or ammunition, are hereby deemed null and void by Congress, as they are an obstacle to the people's ability to exercise the 2nd Amendment right, and are an obstacle to the full purposes and objectives of Congress. (2) Any federal, state, regional, and local laws which would require any (individually or in combination) marking, recordkeeping, serialization or registration of any firearm parts, or of any objects which would later be made part of a firearm (whether or not the object would ultimately become a regulated part of a firearm), are also deemed to be null and void, as they are an obstacle to the people's ability to exercise the 2nd Amendment right, and are an obstacle to the full purposes and objectives of Congress. No further laws of the type in (1) and (2) shall be able to have any effect. CAVEATS, EXCEPTIONS: a) UNITED STATES MUNITIONS LIST (USML):  Federal government may control by permit, and limit the use of, USML CATEGORY II, IV, V, VI, VIII, XIV, XV, and XVI items that are weapons, except for technical data or weapons and items routinely or commonly available in the civilian market. b) PROHIBITED PERSONS:  It is unlawful for the following categories of persons to ship, transport, receive, or possess firearms or ammunition, to include any person: - convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, unless that crime was due to enforcement of a gun law of a State or a political subdivision of a state;- who is a fugitive from justice;- who is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act, codified at 21 U.S.C. § 802);- who has been adjudicated as a mental defective, due to the decision of a court, or has been committed to any mental institution, and due to the decision of a court, has been deemed unable to ship, transport, receive, or possess firearms or ammunition;- who is an illegal alien;- who has been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions, except that all such persons must have be given the right of appeal in a district court to address the issue of firearms and ammunition possession and use;- who has renounced his or her United States citizenship;- who is subject to a court order restraining the person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or child of the intimate partner Laws of a State or laws of a political subdivisions of a state that establish or attempt to expand upon these prohibited persons categories, shall have no force or effect. c) CAVEAT REGARDING EVIDENTIARY NEEDS OF POLICE, CUSTODY, AND IMPRISONMENT: Any persons who are taken into custody or who are about to be incarcerated can be relieved of arms by police, provided however that the affected individuals may petition the courts for relief and restoration of rights. This is not intended to limit the rights of persons bearing arms, concealed or otherwise, in circumstances where involvement in an incident would require that a person involved in a self-defense scenario (who had, following the incident, retreated to a safe location and notified a lawyer) notify police of the circumstances of what had transpired, but it would allow the police to request temporary custody of a weapon that was used in such an incident for evidence and documentation. IMPOSTS, DUTIES.Notwithstanding the preceding, any laws of a State or laws of political subdivisions of a State that impose a tax on conduct or possession of firearms or ammunition shall have no force or effect.  Consistent with Article I, Section 10, Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution, no state shall "without the Consent of the Congress, lay any Imposts or Duties on Imports or Exports, except what may be absolutely necessary for executing its inspection Laws: and the net Produce of all Duties and Imposts, laid by any State on Imports or Exports, shall be for the Use of the Treasury of the United States; and all such Laws shall be subject to the Revision and Controul of the Congress."

Colin Gallagher
10 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to Dick Durbin, Patrick Leahy, Amy Klobuchar, Sheldon Whitehouse, Richard Blumenthal, Mazie Hirono, Christopher Coons, Chuck Grassley, Lindsey Graham, John Cornyn, Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, Jeff Flake, Mike Crapo, Thom Tillis, Cory Booker, John Lewis, Sherrod Brown, Susan Collins, Tammy Baldwin, Tammy Duckworth, Tim Kaine, Trey Gowdy, Michael Bennet, Richard Burr, Bill Nelson, Bernie Sanders, Nancy Pelosi, Charles Schumer, Elizabeth Warren, Elijah Cummings, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Marco Rubio, Jerry Brown, Lisa Murkowski, Louie Gohmert, Kirsten Gillibrand, Pat Roberts, Kamala Harris, John Kasich, Rand Paul, Michael Capuano, Claire McCaskill, Jeff Merkley, Patty Murray, Jack Reed, Mark Warner, Barbara Lee, John Barrasso, Al Green, Tim Scott, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Dianne Feinstein, Lamar Alexander, John McCain, Johnny Isakson, John Boozman, John Lively, John Thune, Deb Fischer, Joaquin Castro, James Clyburn, Catherine Cortez Masto, Danny Davis, Joe Donnelly, Maggie Hassan, Steny Hoyer, Sheila Jackson Lee, Hakeem Jeffries, Ted Lieu, Joe Manchin, Edward Markey, Robert Menendez, Chris Murphy, Gary Peters, Raul Ruiz, Bobby Rush, Tim Ryan, Adam Schiff, Jeanne Shaheen, Eric Swalwell, Mark Takano, Diane Black, Roy Blunt, Shelley Capito, Bill Cassidy, Rodney Frelinghuysen, Cory Gardner, Dean Heller, Clay Higgins, James Inhofe, James Lankford, Mia Love, Jerry Moran, David Perdue, Rob Portman, Bill Haslam, Eleanor Norton, Jon Tester, Angus King

Lead GOP advocates the overthrow of our constitutional form of government.

The 115th congressional session violates their lawful obligations by the following: 1.) Complicit as the advocacy of the overthrow of our Constitutional form of government is apparent. 2.) Complicit as the Presidents' provocative rhetoric alienate the country from its' allies. 2.) Lack of transparency relating to recent activities that promotes the general welfare of the people. 4.) Complicit as the lead GOP improperly implements laws indicative of an authoritarian agenda. 5.) Failure to preserve, protect and defend the laws of the U.S. Constitution against enemies both foreign and domestic.  2017 Budget:  Lack of clarity relative to appropriations for mandatory spending programs that decreases or eliminate funding to State agencies for services and programs for low income individuals. 2017 Budget:  Lacks clarity relative to the purpose of competitive bidding pilot projects, and how these projects will benefit the people. Eliminating federal regulations that compromises the health, safety and well being of the people. Initiation of work study groups to collect personal and confidential information, ( as listed below ) on individuals by unauthorized entities and individuals without prior permission, violates the 4th and 14th amendment . 1.) Race and ethnicity. 2.) Individuals private and personal credentials. 3.) Health and medical info. 4.) Banking and finance info. 5.) Delineations of Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Micropolitan Statistical Areas, and Combined Statistical Areas. Mandates to EVERY telecommunication service provider, manufacturer of computers and cell phones, hardware and software developers, and ISP for the purpose of the law, 5 U.S.C.  552a - records maintained on individuals, is a clear violation of the privacy act of 1974, Article 4 of the U.S. Constitution and the 14th amendment.  Confirmation of unqualified and questionable individuals to cabinet and Supreme court positions violates the 14th amendment, in addition to the (preambles) guidelines of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of rights. Michael Pence, Paul Ryan, Orrin Hatch, Mitch McConnell, Mick Mulvaney, Kevin McCarthy and President Donald J. Trump committed an unimaginable, gross violation of their oaths of office against the United States Constitution, the United States Codes and the American people. The actions committed by these individuals warrants immediate removal from office, pending criminal charges under, Executive Order 10450- 18 U.S.C., 1918, title 5 U.S.C., 7311, advocacy of the overthrow of our constitutional form of government. Article 1, section 8, clause 18, The Necessary and Proper Clause and 5 U.S.C. 3331- 3333, obligates EVERY elected Senate and House Congressional member to exercise his/her legal and moral obligation to preserve, protect and defend the laws of the United States Constitution from enemies foreign and domestic. The people are depending on our elected officials to honor their oaths of office and save our democracy.  

Latricia Thomas
326 supporters