THE EBOLA PE­TI­TIONS

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

Yes, the White House “We the Peo­ple” site — an of­fi­cial but con­stantly per­co­lat­ing com­pen­dium of pu­bic pe­ti­tions — like call­ing for Hal­loween to be made a fed­eral hol­i­day or nam­ing babecue as the “na­tional dish of Amer­ica”. This week’s crop of causes has its share of Ebola pe­ti­tions. The most popular sub­ject was to limit or stop air­line flights from West Afir­can na­tions cop­ing with dieases; there were six of those. Among oth­ers:

“Ban en­try to the U.S. for any in­di­vid­ual who has re­cently vis­ited or holds a visa from an Ebola in­fected na­tion”; “Stop the mis­use of our mil­i­tary - Stop send­ing mil­i­tary to fight Ebola”; “Take im­me­di­ate Steps to pro­tect Americans from Ebola”; “Im­me­di­ately stop allincom­ing flights from Liberia and other West African coun­tries where thte Ebola virus is present”

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