12 November 2005
True Democracy Requires an Involved Citizenry
We opposed the law of gravity and drafted an appropriately clear and strong anti-Newtonian statement. We needed only one hundred thousand names on a petition to put our views before the voters of the state as a ballot measure. We recruited a volunteer army of signature gatherers. We all stood on busy street corners for weeks collecting signatures. Some citizens signed to be in on a joke. Others were crazy. Most ignored us. Many asked what life would be like without gravity. We demonstrated by rising from the ground and floating above them. Their eyes blazed like newly polished pearls.
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