How terribly undemocratic..
My e-petition was rejected. Terribly sad.. It went like this:
Reduce Civil Liberties to Deter Immigrants
I propose that in order to address the widespread concerns of the ignorant electorate, we aim to reduce the level of migration to this country by stripping citizens of civil liberties.
In order to do that, we’ll need more CCTV, threats to block social networking sites at the whim of the police, violent crackdowns on dissent, and a government who are able to project a strong authoritarian image.
In doing this, we will make our country better resemble the hellholes that the veritable army of asylum seekers I’ve heard about in the press are fleeing. This will surely dissuade them, by setting up an “out of the frying pan, into the fire” dynamic.
They’re coming here to take our freedom. Let’s pull the rug from under them by not having any in the first place!
I can only assume they thought I was joking. Wish I could ignore the government every time I think they’re joking…