Jun 24, 17 / Leo 07, 01 12:04 UTC
Active population numbers ¶
There doesn't appear to be a high enough active citizenry to make the petition board useful. We have 245568 registered Asgardians and 54148 who have ratified the constitution at the time of writing. I've looked at the current petitions and seen that the most popular is Lorditerator's petition to declare the vote null. It has 55 votes since Asgard 1, 0001 / June 18, 2017. Someone might say that perhaps despite all the noise on these forums about the voting system and the constitution, maybe the bulk of Asgardians don't share these concerns? I would then point out that the Space Bee Movie petition, a popular and less potentially divisive concern that should have plenty of adherents amongst the population, has only 21 since Asgard 4, 0001 / June 21, 2017? Same with the New Homeworld petition. I'd argue that these numbers reflect nothing more than the population of authors in these forums.
There is displayed here a rather surprising lack of political engagement for a people who are trying to start a new nation state. There should be a concerted effort by the provisional government to reach out to all registered Asgardians to look at the petition board and engage more actively. Think I'll start a petition.