In a world filled with naysayers and disbelievers, you have to thank the gods for Jeff Peckman. The Colorado man's previous forays into civic duty found him attempting to legally enforce stress-reduction techniques on the entire city of Denver. Now he's asking the good people of the Mile High City to vote "Yes" on the creation of a commission to deal with the arrival of aliens from outer space.
To hear his explanation as to why such a commission is necessary, it almost makes sense:
It is important because if you're driving down the highway and you saw a crash of a small spaceship and a car or a bus full of kids, you really wouldn't know what to do... Do you wait for the hazardous materials experts to show up because of potential contaminants from another solar system? What do you do? People really don't know.
His response to this dilemma is to call for the creation of an 18-member panel of citizens to create an official strategy for dealing with close encounters of all three kinds. His proposal only requires 4000 signatures to get on a November ballot, and if there is any justice in the world, at least three thousand and ninety-nine of those people will have signed just to be able to say that democracy helped them to make Denver the most alien-friendly city in all of the 50 states. Karl Rove and Jan-Michael Vincent would be proud.
Man pushes creation of panel to prepare city for space aliens [The Rocky Mountain News]