A Petition to the White House for a Do Not Kill List

That didn't take long. Just a few days after the New York Times detailed the White House's drone war kill list operation, to which chief political advisor David Axelrod shows up on "Terror Tuesdays," the White House is being petitioned to create a do not kill list:

Considering that the government already has a “Do Not Call” list and a “No Fly” list, we hereby request that the White House create a “Do Not Kill” list in which American citizens can sign up to avoid being put on the president’s “kill list” and therefore avoid being executed without indictment, judge, jury, trial or due process of law.

The link to the petition, which just passed 2,000 at posting. The White House requires you to sign up for an account (but you can get e-mails from top administration officials as a bonus!), and their "We the People" petition set-up requires a certain threshold be met for a response to be considered. The project's yielded cheeky responses to questions about UFOs and almost surreal ones about the war on drugs, but nothing's that's made "We the People"'s name, yet. 

Reason on drones

Via Julie Borowski on Twitter

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.

  • Hugh Akston||

    So basically it's a signup list to be investigated by the DHS?

  • sarcasmic||

    You got it!

  • ||

    And the IRS.

  • Aresen||

    I believe the response might be a little more direct than that.

    Possibly by the time you clear the airport in Toronto.

  • ||

    Yeah, I was thinking of signing up and saying something smartass.

    That would probably guarantee an unannounced visit from a gaggle of shitheads wearing badges. No thanks.

  • sloopyinca||

    Fuck it, I signed it. The IRS has already fucked me every which way they can, and I raise a stink every time I go through airport security. If I'm not already on some fucked-up list, then this isn't gonna put me over the top.

    Also, once this polls above 50%, I can't wait to see Obama's own name pop up on it. That way he can say he's against it to the KosKids and DUds this fall.

  • ||

    You can bet everyone who posts regularly here is already on some fucked up list....or two.

  • Bill Turner||

    Signing the petition also validates the "need" for a kill list, unless the do not kill list includes everyone.

  • T||

    If this isn't the item for the perfect "Because fuck you, that's why" response from Carney I'm not sure what would be.

  • Pro Libertate||

    No kill I.

  • fish||

    Dammit Jim! I'm a doctor not a bricklayer!!!

  • MOFO.||

    The only people who dont want to be murdered by drones are terrorists. If you sign up for this list you must have something to hide.

  • AlmightyJB||

    Yeah, I'm pretty sure that signing up for the Do Not Kill list automatically gets you placed on the Do Kill list.

  • fried wylie||

    As a mark of Gov't Efficiency, they're the same list.

  • AlmightyJB||

    They're destroying jobs

  • AlmightyJB||

    They're destroying jobs

  • Boomer||

    "The White House requires you to sign up for an account ..."

    Yeah, but the signup process is a lot less painful than a drone strike.

  • Voros McCracken||

    Today's kill list:

    Official White House Photo

  • SweatingGin||

    Has anyone screenshotted this yet? Wonder if they'd dare throw it down the memory hole.

  • Aresen||

    *Snort*

    Dare?

    Shit, they will just dismiss it as 'frivolous' and 'partisan'.

GET REASON MAGAZINE

Get Reason's print or digital edition before it’s posted online

  • Progressive Puritans: From e-cigs to sex classifieds, the once transgressive left wants to criminalize fun.
  • Port Authoritarians: Chris Christie’s Bridgegate scandal
  • The Menace of Secret Government: Obama’s proposed intelligence reforms don’t safeguard civil liberties

SUBSCRIBE

advertisement