Wuxi China Expats voted "no" by a margin of 80 percent to 20 in a special anti-circumscription referendum held June 30. It was the first ever citizen’s initiative referendum to take place in the Expatdom.
A group from Ontario, Canada, inspired by a similar initiative in San Francisco, USA, were able to collect the 30 million signatures necessary to get their initiative on a referendum ballot. "Circumscription is a cruel, ancient practice that should be stopped!" said initiative spokesman "Big" Bobby Glubber. "I don’t see how we Wuxi China Expats, as a people, living in this day and age, and in this time and place, should tolerate this practice."
However, opponents of the initiative were able to easily win the Referendum by pointing out that was nothing wrong with enclosing, outlining, or drawing a figure round another figure so that it touched it at all points without cutting it.
It was only after the results of the referendum came in that the "yes" side had mixed up the thing they were campaigning against with something else. Said another Wuxi Expat from Ontario, "We wanted to stop that thing where they chop off your whatyoucallit off you Mister Mordor!"