I’m not sure how effective an Internet petition will be – probably not very – but the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is encouraging people to sign The Declaration of Innovation.
We, the people of the United States of America,
hold these truths to be self-evident – that great innovators drive America’s unsurpassed economic success; that innovation creates jobs, markets and industries where none existed before; and that innovation moves us forward as a nation, pushing us to succeed and strive for a better tomorrow.
Staying true to our legacy and our obligation to the life, liberty and happiness of future Americans, we hereby declare that innovation is and should be a key national priority and strategy for this nation.
We urge policies that promote innovation:
We believe American innovators should be able to buy and sell their products around the world.
We believe that more spectrum must be available for wireless broadband.
We believe in welcoming the best and brightest minds to the United States.
We believe in cutting the federal deficit.
Americans create valuable inventions, content and ideas. To continue this storied tradition – and solidify prospects for future generations – we must return innovation to its rightful place at the center of America’s economic policy.
Today, I pledge my commitment to innovation and my support for the policies that ensure innovation remains the strategic advantage of the United States of America.
So it may not come to anything, but it can’t hurt to show your support.