Administration Bumps Up We the People Petition Requirements

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Getting an official White House response to your We the People petition just got a little bit harder. The White House now requires a petition to get 100,000 signatures within 30 days in order to receive an official response.

Under the We the People system, anyone can now petition the White House for anything and if it surpasses the signature threshold, the White House will review it, ensure it’s sent to the appropriate policy experts, and issue an official response.

When the We the People platform went live in September 2011, only 5,000 signatures were required. A month later that number jumped to 25,000. And now Obama won reelection and decided to again increase the number of signatures a petition needs before it merits a response.

I wonder why? Perhaps because the implementation of such a tool practically begs practical jokers and online “activists” to inundate the site with pointless, irrelevant, illegal and sometimes racist requests?

Well, kind of. The move to increase the requirement comes after the online tool saw a number of high-profile petitions surpass the entry barrier, forcing the White House to issue a response. Among the petitions the White House has responded to include the requested deportation of Piers Morgan and a series of petition callings for various states to be given the right to secede from the United States.  The White House also rejected a petition signed by 34,435 people asking it to build a Death Star. The official response?

“The Administration does not support blowing up planets.”

Good to know.

Here are a few gems that didn’t quite make the threshold (so far…) :

  •  Impeach President Obama immediately if he uses executive power to try and ban any firearms including “assault rifles” (Only 22,633 signatures to go!)
  • Get Rid of Petitions.WhiteHouse.Gov (Probably the best suggestion so far)
  • Allow the import and sale of Kinder Surprise Eggs in the United States. (American’s don’t have Kinder surprise?!?)
  • Officially recognize the Sasquatch as an indigenous species and have them lawfully protected by laws banning any hunting (Makes sense)
  • Authorize the production of a recurring television program featuring Vice President Joe Biden (I need this to happen)
  • STOP WHITE GENOCIDE: Halt MASSIVE third world immigration and FORCED assimilation in White countries (This one scares me…)
  • Dissolve the current legal system and replace it with a single Hall of Justice, run by Judges; motorcycle-riding law officers who act as police, judge, jury, and executioner. (This one scares me more…)

Via: We the People

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