I ran across an actual petition to our nation’s capital that seeks to overthrow the separation of powers that our founding fathers established within our criminal justice system. Furthermore, social networks have allowed such a petition to receive nearly 1,500 of the 25,000 required signatures in less than two days. The petition is very loosely written, following the plot of science fiction movie that was recently re-released. Here is the actual text:
Establish new legal system of motorcycle riding “Judges” who serve as police, judge, jury, and executioner all in one.
This is a petition to dissolve the current legal system and replace it with a single Hall of Justice, run by Judges; motorcycle-riding law officers who act as police, judge, jury, and executioner.
Created: Nov 13, 2012
Issues: Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement”
I fear what may happen if this petition receives enough signatures.