Massachusetts voters can now register as ‘Pirates’ | The Raw Story

 

 

The Massachusetts Election Division has approved the Massachusetts Pirate Party as a political designation, allowing voters in the state to register as a “Pirate.”

The party strives to increase government transparency, promote personal privacy, reinforce the spread of knowledge through copyright reform, and abolish patents.

“We live in a country founded on the ideals of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” the Massachusetts Pirate Party said in a statement. “For many people, those ideals are not real. The Supreme Court and Congress have expanded the power of corporations and made them more powerful than people. Increasingly government officials ignore open meeting laws, make deals favorable to corporations behind closed doors and sell off our public information to private interests.”

via Massachusetts voters can now register as ‘Pirates’ | The Raw Story.

FINALLY, I can register to vote in a reasonable fashion. I have to say, I’m proud to live in the first state to officially recognize the Pirate Party in the US. Let there be many more that follow!

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