When a petition against you gets enough signatures, do you have no choice but to follow what the petition demands?
- SlickterpLv 71 month ago
No, not at all.
- SocratesLv 71 month ago
Depends what is being petitioned.
- PearlLv 71 month ago
it might depend on what the petition was for
- STEVEN FLv 71 month ago
I have no duty to CARE if every other human being on the planet signs a petition.
In reality, 99% of petitions have absolutely ZERO legal meaning.
For a petition to have legal force, it must be structured for a specific purpose explicitly authorized by law AND the exact language must be approved by the proper government agency before signatures are collected. Even then, it is rare the petition has any legal effect beyond placing an issue on the ballot to be voted on.
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- mokrieLv 71 month ago
No, you don't have to do anything about petitions. They merely let you know public opinion.
- Anonymous1 month ago
No, but they do influence politicians. Petitions in many states put things on the ballot.
- megalomaniacLv 71 month ago
Petitions have no legal weight (unless they are specifically designed that way by a sitting government and the specific petition is given the force of law - that happens very rarely). The truth isn't a voting matter. However democracies work better when they at least acknowledge the will of the people.