"I am very alarmed about Obama's new online petition program. Essentially, one needs to register at www.whitehouse.gov, create a petition, then gather 5,000 signatures within 30 days before White House staffers will review it.
This effectively negates most Americans' right of access to the President of the United States!
There is no "petition bulletin board" with Obama's filtering program, which makes it impossibly difficult for the average U.S. citizen to gather the 5,000 co-signatures needed before the White House will look at the issue.
Large corporations and organized ventures, however, won't have any problem finding 5,000 signatures.
This is a HUGE shift in the focus of the office of the President, from all voices, to only those voices with enough corporate power or money to break through the un-Constitutional filter Obama is attempting to create.
Congressman X, I sincerely hope you and your fellow members of Congress do everything in your power to block with gross limitation on the voice of the American people."