asleep, I think a petition like this is a great idea, butI suspect this petition is way way too long, and lacks focus. All of the points are good, but I think that we should be aiming at a short sharp petition of a maximum of three paragraphs. All the additional material is supporting material for the petition, which could be placed on sites after or before the petition, so that people can read it and understand why the petition is so important. By including all these points in the petition itself you may put some people off signing it, as there are so many things that they have to agree with. If they are uncertain or disagree with any of the additional points they may not sign.