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Let's make some more reactionary, xenophobic heads explode: WH Petition for the Metric System [View all]

Go forth. You know what to do.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/make-metric-system-standard-united-states-instead-imperial-system/FndsKXLh

Almost 2/3rds there.

Make the Metric system the standard in the United States, instead of the Imperial system.

The United States is one of the few countries left in the world who still have not converted to using the Metric System as a standardized system of measurement. Instead of going along with what the rest of the world uses, we stubbornly still adhere to using the imprecise Imperial Unit - despite the fact that practically every other country that we interact with uses Metric.

Why should we convert to using the Metric System? Because it's superior, less convoluted - everything is ordered in units of tens, while the chaotic arrangement of the Imperial System slows things down for us - not only in terms of education, but also businesses, science, foreign relations, and daily life.

Created: Dec 31, 2012
Issues: Education, Science and Space Policy

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