Is Signing a Harmless Petition Hazardous to Your Health?

Do you ever have epiphanies? You know… the moments when everything becomes crystal clear? Well tonight we were discussing something on The D.C. Clothesline Facebook page and a huge dose of common sense reasoning hit me like a freight train.

darkdcThe discussion was a petition we had shared. I guess my own less than optimistic outlook took over, but it was one of those We the People petitions that goes straight to the White House. The discussion was pretty grim. No one had shared it the last time I looked and I doubt very many even signed it. People were mostly sharing the same sentiments…great cause but it won’t go anywhere. For the record it was a “term limits” petition. Polls have shown that over 80% of the American people favor term limits, which is exactly why I feel signing another petition is a waste of time. They won’t listen to the voice of the people anyway. We continue to kick a dead horse.

A few days earlier I shared a petition from a different site for halting the shipment of F-16s and tanks to Egypt, and hardly anyone had noticed. The hits on that article were embarrassingly low. It’s not that people don’t care. They simply know that signing petitions doesn’t have a track record of success in America.

In recent days the “We the People” site had responded to numerous150px-We_the_People_logo petitions and the responses were predictable. They actually seemed to put more thought and energy into the infamous “Create a Deathstar” petition then in any of the petitions that were serious. No one ever seems to get the response they want from this website, well unless they are petitioning for something that the White House supports. I am not sure why we even try. It doesn’t seem to matter what the topic is, if the current administration is opposed to it, it does not matter how many signatures you collect.

Roughly 1 million people signed secession petitions in various states. I consider this a significant number, but the White House does not. Forget for a minute that less than 1/2 of 1% of the population responded to such petitions, the real number of supporters is exponentially higher. They know it. They know that most people don’t respond to petitions. They know that some people were unaware the petitions existed. Our government has skilled mathematicians that can look at simple numbers and determine what those numbers extrapolate to.

So what is the reason behind the “We the People” petition site in the first place? Well, there are two dissenting schools of thought. One is quite cynical and then there is my view which takes it to a whole new level with a more conspiracy-driven outlook.

The first cynical view is somewhat harmless and it goes something like this:

The only reason they put up this site was to make the American people believe that they have a voice. It is all cosmetic. They don’t care how many people respond, they will do whatever they want either way.

I can buy that, but not fully. I have made a habit out of bringing cynicism to a whole new level. We have all seen believable stories of government cover ups. We have seen admissions of wrong doing by former military and CIA officials. We have seen it all. This is true of both the left and the right.

I am going to share my opinion on why this site was really set up but I have no proof. In America, when dealing with government corruption, finding proof can get you killed. So I would rather sit here with my common sense opinion and leave someone else to bust this story wide open. Either way, I will share my thoughts, because they already know who I am and I can’t hide from them, but you may be able to, so listen up…

I want you to think in common sense terms for a moment. Think about how Barrack Obama’s administration was credited for a strategic, efficient, and technologically superior campaign in 2012. Much was made by the media about how this administration knew where to put their time and money. They bragged about how this was such an ass whoopin’ because Obama’s team was simply light years ahead of Romney’s team.

purpmapNone of us can refute that this is true. Government officials are privy to large amounts of data that you and I are not. To them it becomes an exact science. They know where the battlegrounds are. They brag about it in the news to let us know how smart they are. 95% of us know how our state will be voting before we cast our ballots. It is commonly accepted that whoever uses this information (a.k.a. propaganda) to their advantage can and should be president. We don’t question it. It is simply our reality.

We acknowledge the corruption but feel there is nothing we can do to change things.

There is nothing I just said that anyone would likely refute. Yes, Barrack Obama’s administration did exactly what the media said. They had a superior strategy and won the election. The American people don’t need to know the details to know that’s true. Even if you believe in voter fraud allegations, you still have to admit that this administration was smart enough to use it to their advantage. No one is pure as snow in Washington D.C. Proving voter fraud, however, is not the purpose of this article. I will tackle that issue another day.

Here is the idea I want you to entertain, and I think it is easily proven by common sense:

I would offer that the real reason for the “We the People” website is much more sinister than simply placating people and making them believe they are given a voice.

I believe that this website is set up, more importantly, for the government to collect data on you and your opinions. The petitions you sign and the answers you give are part of your government profile and stored in multi-million dollar database systems. You are already on more lists than you could ever imagine.

Think about that. What else would they do with this information? This is the government. Do you think they just count the signatures and purge the database so no one can ever see that you supported a certain petition? If that was the case, why do they ask for your name, zip code, and email? Why do they make you verify your account with your email? Could they be tracking your ISP to make sure it’s really you? Why do they care if it’s really you if they have no intention of honoring petitions to begin with?

Do you think it’s really a harmless site that takes your opinion and does nothing to gather usable information about YOU? You may be a little naïve if you believe that. Collecting intelligence is what our government does. Do you really doubt that they have files that reads something like this?

Me and mi loveDean D. Garrison

  1. Ultra Good Looking
  2. Signed the “Create a Deathstar” Petition
  3. Signed the “Impeach Obama” Petition
  4. Signed the “Texas Secession” Petition (despite living in Missouri)
  5. Voted for Gary Johnson (tried to vote twice)
  6. Writes for a conservative blog: http://www.dcclothesline.wordpress.com
  7. Owes the IRS $1000
  8. Once sold “Impeach Clinton” bumper stickers by mail.
  9. Wrote a 2nd amendment article that went viral.
  10. Currently unemployed
  11. His sexiness would make for a damn good looking corpse.

I guarantee you it’s not that simple or entertaining. It’s all in some extravagant database format. They can run a query like, “Names and addresses of people who are 2nd amendment supporters” and millions of names will be at their disposal.

I am sure our files are all packed full of interesting data. They know things about me that I have forgotten in my old age. That is what our government does. How else do you think these geniuses can master this game and win these elections on the sheer power of their omniscience? Hey, you can learn a lot by watching these egomaniacs when they talk about themselves. I file these things for later use, the old-fashioned way… in my noggin, though I wish Santa would bring me that multi-computersysmillion dollar computer system that I keep asking for. Maybe next year.

Hey folks, the press said these things, not me. I am just running with what we already know. We have been told that they are masters at crunching the data and I think this is one of the few truthful things to come out of Washington D.C. I am willing to admit that…Yes Mr. Obama you are my number crunching Daddy. I am not worthy to walk in the presence of your geekdom.

And this my friends is where it starts to scare me…

Every time I sign a petition for the 2nd amendment or write a blog article like this I become more and more of a thorn in their side, and if the revolution, which I believe is eminent, hits tomorrow they have all of this data that they can and will use against me.

The government spends billions of dollars to know everything they can about you and I. They want to know how we will react when certain scenarios arise and that includes hypothetical models like a new American Revolution. Like it or not, it is their job to know these things.

I guarantee you that they have run computer simulations with literally billions of variables. They know damn well who is likely to lay down and who is likely to fight them. Every piece of data you are giving that “We the People” website can be used against you at a later time. That is my opinion and you don’t have to have high level security clearance to see that I could be right.

I suppose your belief level will stem from the trust you have in your government. I have zero trust in our government. I believe that they grow more corrupt every day and I believe it is headed for a place that none of us want to go. I believe that they want to take our guns and I believe that it has nothing to do with preserving the lives of the innocent.

typingIf you share my feelings at all, I would suggest that you turn away from things that never seem to work (petitions and letters) because these things can and will be used against you at a later time. We keep trying to break bread with a known enemy and it is just not working. We are like desperate partners on the bad end of an abusive relationship. We keep getting treated badly and we keep going back. It has to stop.

I am committed at this point and will keep proudly flying the bird at all of them. I’m in so deep there is no escaping. But you may not be eaglebirdin that deep yet.

Sign a couple more petitions about how great Obama is doing and how they should erect a statue of him on every street corner. Make them think you have turned over a new leaf. When the time comes you can show your true colors. Until then I suggest you think about what you are doing because dissenting openly is not always wise.

The people of this country are growing tired of talk and broken promises and things could explode at any moment. The second amendment debates are tense and this could lead to revolt. If I were you, I would prefer to be flying in stealth mode if and when that happens. For your own good you may want to lie off signing those petitions for a while. You might even want to sign a couple that go against your beliefs because, YES they are going to do what they want to do either way. It’s the truth.

You may be better off having an “inconclusive” file than a file that screams “red-necked-gun-totin-rebel.”

You can call me a conspiracy theorist if you want, but if you think the government is not using the data that you are willingly providing then you, my friend, are the lunatic among us.

If you believe that our government is corrupt, as many of us do, then you need to start looking for their potential motives and modes of operation. There are deeper layers, and just because it’s true that they want to give you a “warm fuzzy” every time you sign a petition, it does not mean it ends there. They are building lists and you my friend are on them. If the bullets start to fly, being on the wrong list can and will get you killed.

Tell me I’m crazy. It’s common sense.

So you want to keep filling out these petitions that never go anywhere, to get your “warm fuzzy?” Keep beating your head against that wall if you want.rockhead

Your skull shall have the wonderful consistency of granite and the truth will still be the truth. The government has a special database for you. Can you get me a t-shirt?

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About Dean Garrison

Dean Garrison is a husband and father of six, who faithfully pursues the American Dream. He has been MOSTLY self-employed for the last 20+ years and has been a top earner, executive and leader for several direct sales companies.
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35 Responses to Is Signing a Harmless Petition Hazardous to Your Health?

  1. Brenda says:

    This is exactly what I was pondering last week… thanks for putting it into words… petitions that are sent to the white house… they just give them the list of people to take out first.
    🙂

    • It’s better safe than sorry I suppose. I have never actually responded to a petition on this site but have responded to many others. I think I will at the very least avoid this site.

  2. William says:

    I am with you brother. I am a Marine (05-09) and even though I am a veteran – I know that just being a Marine has already put me on some sort of list. Till the time comes for us all to stand yet again, God Bless!

  3. Glad you’re finally catching on. It hit me about a year ago.

  4. Chuck says:

    Yes I thought about this when I signed the petition to support the 2nd amendment. I figure the people of Germany, Russia, China and etc (Hitler, Stalin, Mao) did not have a voice or the internet to inform themselves and voice the concerns they had. Use it while we still can! No one said enough when their governments incrementally and legally in their minds removed rights, oppressed then killed millions (Democide). At least we will be informed Martyrs. I will not register or turn in my freedom sticks. Let them strike the first blow. A small percentage fought the revolution and I believe it will be a small number that will be the rudder that turns this Titanic mess around. So many are asleep unless we start to fight the main stream media and the normalcy bias we will not make a difference. It’s going to hit the complacent population like a brick when the economy collapses and martial law is put into place. We are in an incremental state of Martial Law right now with the surveillance and the military police state that is forming. This very comment is most likely being recorded. What do you think the massive center in Utah is for? Foreign troops are being placed on our soil to respond when the Oath keepers refuse to force unconstitutional orders on their own (Russian Special Forces Training in Colorado Springs! ). The FEMA camps are there for a reason. They know what’s coming. Don’t let then take you there mentally or physically! We all have the chance and obligation to be modern Paul Reveres. For Liberty, Life and our Families !

  5. Just thinking along the same lines yesterday.

  6. I agree 100%,,,although I have signed some petitions…this site I have not…just doesn’t look like a good site…we all need to be very careful with what we say and do…technology is great but like anything…it can come back and bite you in the butt!!!…thank you for what you do and continue to do so…we appreciate your time and your candor…always be safe…and prayers follow you…

  7. Leland Ray says:

    And people ask me why I either ignore their requests to sign petitions or just tell them no. I’m sure there’s some algorithm that sorts and categorizes all the names and opinions so the government watchers can find out just how committed you seem to be on an issue or how “dangerous” you really are.

    The truth is that one signatory probably isn’t all that dangerous. But when a lot of people, thousands of people, wind up in the same categories and have similar beliefs, then the government has a significant problem on its hands. And that, my friends, is the whole purpose of a constitutional republic, especially one that has things like a Second Amendment on their side.

  8. Dean, your just getting a lot of views on your blog puts you on a list of “potential”s. Of course they will come for guys like you (and maybe even me, ya think?) if things go totally down the crapper. If you have a following, and/or are well read, you are a threat. Your potential as a threat is determined by the size of your following, who is in your following, who they are associated with, your own and their capabilities, and of course especially your charisma. If you can give a good speech and rouse others up, you are way more dangerous than if you have one of the keys to our nuke system in your back pocket. This is all just politics. As always, I advise people not to comment, just share and read, if they do not want to face any further scrutiny. This is my advice especially for current law enforcement officials and the active military members. A guy like you, it is most likely already down the tubes. They love statistics, and statistically speaking, you currently are like a snowball in a hot place. Of course, if you stop for a few years, you will be a much dimmer blip on the radar. But would it be as interesting, and could you sleep better at night by keeping your mouth shut? I doubt it, you have something to say.

    Funny, isn’t it, you are being lumped in with the terrorists in some peoples minds. People who are diametrically opposed to you in every way. I was speaking about the terrorists…

    The other tactic would be for everyone who is fed up to reply all the time, and to engage in discourse on such sites. Of course, too many blogs being out there limit the impact of a few specialized ones, and I recommend that any contributors band together on a few dozen of these sites. Keep your own blog on the side for backup. Imagine if every American read these articles! You could have just one list. The census would do. That would be civil disobedience at its finest.

    Too many blogs also give the opposition a sense of disorganization on the part of the citizens. It would be unfair to so mislead them that way.

    They fear not so much people expressing their opinions, but people sharing their opinions and realizing how many others think like them. People grow far more bolder when they realize they are not all alone in all of this.

    I still have hope that the less arrogant and more intelligent in Congress will see exactly where this is going, and nix this mess. There are some mental health, violent media influence, buying for felons, and not keeping your gun under lock and key issues that need to be addressed in this country. It is all a matter of how that is done. Everyone, be personally responsible, because morality cannot be legislated, and your children learn it from watching you. Do your part, everyone, to stop the temporary security nonsense that clouds the long-term concerns at issue here.

    God luck, America.

    Gary W. Harper

  9. Henri Rearend says:

    We need a low tech way to organize and communicate, as the opposition will monitor all current methods and technologies. We have to be smarter, more determined and stealthier. It only takes 10% of the population to effect change like that which may be needed. My hope is the ballot and winning the war of ideas will triumph, but………………if this fails and the worst befalls us, being ahead of the curve will give us an edge, which, we would probably need, if push came to shove. Am I crazy? I hope for the sake of my country, my prodigy and those who gave all before us, that this will all go away at some point.

  10. Jeri says:

    Your right, it is very dangerous. But it also brings attention (these petitions) and your blog/article just exactly what is happening and what is going to happen. That way people can be ready to fight. Fight for our freedom and for their freedom and maybe if your article gets out as far as it can, many others can keep our country free. No, I am not a raving lunatic, but Things are changing quick and it is better to be prepared than really, really sorry later. If nothing happens, I will the happiest person in the United States of America and will go on my merry way. I will not feel stupid, crazy or like I over re-acted, because it could get this close again in a couple more years. But this one…..I will be prepared.

  11. Henri Rearend says:

    You do realize that the NSA employs a vast network of supercomputers that monitor and record all cell phone traffic. ALL traffic. This is necessary so they can research the information gathered for the purpose of determining threats to national security. They say that only information that is specified in the Patriot Act is accessible. One might extrapolate that all digital messaging is also being recorded and keywords monitored for the same reason. Would it be too much to think that it could be turned on us at some point? After all, Google is very good at data mining the searches on its browser. Just asking………….. Sensitive conversations need to be done on alias email accounts. Stock up on one time use cell phones you can purchase at many store check outs. Use snail mail when possible and mathematical message encrypting. Am I paranoid? Yes.

  12. If you are afraid to sign petitions now, you will be afraid not to give up your firearms later.

    • Jan says:

      I read the blog post and all of the other comments. Yours stood out, because it filled me with dread…because it’s true.

  13. pamela jones says:

    I already know that they are watching me, but i have been thinking of backing off a little and doing some changes to help protect me and mine.

  14. Lehmon Baxley says:

    It goes much deeper than this im afraid. The internet as a whole is an invention of our government. It was originally for our military to requisition supplies. Sysco Systems says in their advertisements that ALL internet traffic is routed through Sysco Systems (intentionally misspelled to through off snoop programs). This is because they are primarily a NSA owned company. Everything you do on the internet gets you added to various databases. If a query on your name returns 5 sites you’ve visited in common with a modern enemy of the state such as the Waco Texas group of the early 90’s… Guess what? You are now listed as a subversive enemy of the state. The question then comes down to stratadgy/tactics. When the come to confiscate weapons will they start with the names they consider the least subversive (start with easier targets eliminating backup support for harder targets) or will the be bold egomaniacal enough to go for the targets deemed the most dangerous first? (yes this is one purpose of the databases, to run computer models to determine what category each of us fits into.)

  15. David Stone says:

    Very interesting. Although I had thought of this I could not have expressed it so well. Thanks Dean! Wouldn’t you like to be a fly-on-the-wall listening in on their brain-storming sessions? I think we would be shocked if we really knew what was going on. A scary thought!

  16. Jim Ives says:

    I have never NOT stood my ground. I’m not about to change. I also don’t care if I’m some sort of list as that will tell some one where I stand on the the big TWO.

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  18. Chad Burdick says:

    Wrong! the more people decent the more they will rightfully fear the public if it looks as though the numbers are dwindling they will move in. It is not easy to defend freedom and I know the risks in words but i also know the consequence of only defending freedom when its convenient. the tighter they squeeze the more they try to infringe the more apparent the tyranny propaganda can only buy so much time and win over so many idiots before truth wins.

  19. Phil in Ohio says:

    Its too late for me, ya ll save yourselves..They have had my number for 3 + tears.

  20. alkidya says:

    My security settings do not like petition sites as they won’t allow me to fill petitions out.
    I’ve tried and failed. Now I’m glad I can’t fill them out.

  21. Town Crier says:

    My favorites are the fake Tea Party and Sheriff support petittions Raise Money for Sheriff Joe and
    then we had OrlyTaitz the Petition Queen who lives off the donations worught by her false hopes.
    Many of these are owned and or controlled by groups linked to Obama & or Soros.
    Thanks for the Great Work.

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