I just got an online petition from the Union of Concerned Scientists, via a friend. They want me to help convince the Senate that they should ratify the Nuclear Arms Nonproliferation Treaty.
I suppose petitions are better than nothing, but this one ends with a line that makes me question the entire UCS, at least when it comes to their understanding of syntax. Taken literally, it would make you question their concept of reality as well. Maybe it has something to do with quantum theory.
These steps will reduce the likelihood that more nations and terrorists will acquire nuclear weapons and make the world safer.
Next thing you know, we’ll have a petition by the Union of Concerned English Teachers.
Anyway, if you want to sign — I did, and it’s not a bad idea — you can find it here.
BTW: If you really want to influence your senator, write a snail mail letter (I am). Then they know that you really care, as opposed to taking 90 seconds of your valuable time to do an online petition that anyone could have done in your name. You could even print out the scientists’ letter and mail it. It’s like the difference between an e-card and one from Hallmark. Really.