The Right to Petition
You think life isn’t fair sometimes?
Once upon a time if you didn’t like the king or queen’s decisions you couldn’t say a word... and if you did... you would land yourself in some hot water...
No really, they could boil you.
Back in 1215 people wanted to be able to petition their government on righting wrongs... addressing the issues brought forth by the people... without being beaten or thrown in jail.
The right to petition was enumerated in the Declaration of Independence — which was a statement telling the world just why the United States was rebelling against King George III.
As a United States citizen, you have the right to Petition...
- state government and legislatures
- courts at any level
Under the right of petition, individuals and groups of citizens and corporations may lobby for laws and policies that favor them.