Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th Nov 2011 23:20 UTC
Legal The saga surrounding SOPA will be dominating the headlines for a while yet, and today is no different. First of all, and most importantly, the European Parliament has adopted a resolution against SOPA, while also calling for net neutrality to become part of EU law. Second, and this is also interesting, we now have a list of software companies which are against freedom of speech on the web. Unsurprisingly, Apple and Microsoft are on this list. Update: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has spoken out against SOPA. Update II: Tumbler's anti-SOPA message on their website generated almost 90000 (!) phone calls to representatives. Amazing.
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RE[3]: us govt noob
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 18th Nov 2011 23:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: us govt noob"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

Well, on the state level, some states have the ability to initiate a recall on the elected official. This was most recently used against the governor of California, Grey Davis. Which led to the election of Arnold.

I'm not sure if individual electives to the house or senate can be recalled by the states, but the house of representatives are up for election every two years.


Instead of bloody revolt, we could always bypass the US government entirely and amend the constitution with out them.

http://www.usconstitution.net/constam.html#process

If I were one of those extreme political types who thinks the government doesn't represent the people any more, that's the route I'd take. I however am not so optimistic to think that we do not deserve the government we have.

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