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President Bush to Lower Gas and Diesel Prices in the Aftermath of
Summary of the eRumor This is a petition for you
to add your name to and forward to others.
After 2000 names, it is to be sent to President Bush asking him and
Congress to lower gas and Diesel prices in the U.S.
This was in response to the rising gas and diesel prices after the
devastation of Hurricane Katrina along the U.S. Gulf Coast and it's
affect on the U.S. oil industry.
This is a grass roots effort that was
started by someone somewhere who thought it would be a good idea.
It reflects the frustration over spikes of gas and diesel prices
after Hurricane Katrina and at a time when gas and diesel prices
were already at historic highs.
Efforts like this feel powerful to many people because of the
knowledge that petitions have accomplished a lot of change from time
to time in our democratic culture.
Emails like this one, however, are not effective and for several
Normally, a petition has significance because it represents people
who registered voters and who have authenticated their participation
by providing a signature and address that can be verified.
An email petition that simply has names listed on it is virtually
meaningless because anybody who wanted to take the time could
fabricate a list of names and send it to a government office or
There is no way of validating that the names listed are real people
and that they signed on to the petition.
Another problem with this kind of petition is that it relies someone
along the way to be responsible for sending it to the intended
ultimate destination, which doesn't often happen.
The best thing to do when you want elected officials to hear your
opinion is to find the email address, fax, or phone number for their
offices and communicate to those offices directly using your own
name and contact information.
A third problem with this particular petition is that rises and
drops in oil and gas prices are the result of complex factors both
internationally and locally and it doesn't always mean that your
local gas station or the oil company it works with is making a
The rise in prices after the Hurricane were affected by the very
real factors such as a severe disruption in American oil production.
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
PETITION FOR PRES. BUSH Presidential Petition Please do
NOT let this
petition stop and lose all these names. If you do not want to sign
it, please forward it to everyone To add your name, click on
"forward". You will be able to add your name at the bottom
list and then forward it to your friends. Or, if necessary you can
and paste and then add
your name to the bottom of the list.
PETITION ASKING OUR GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES TO LOWER GAS and
Diesel PRICES IN THE UNITED STATES. ALLOWING THE OIL COMPANIES TO
RAKE IN 47%+ PROFITS IS OBSCENE, AND BORDERS ON ILLEGAL COLLUSION BY
THE COMMON MAN SEEKS HELP AND RELIEF! President Bush, please
behalf of all American families!!!
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