Conservatives who petition the White House empower his dictatorial inclinations and separation of powers grabs
White House now requires ‘We the People’ petitions to have 100,000 signatures for official response:
President Barack Obama’s deputies have quadrupled the number of signatures that petitioners on the administration’s “We the People” website must collect to get an official response from the White House, following a series of popular, provocative and disrespectful signature drives by his critics.
Some of the petitions sought approval for states to secede after Obama’s re-election, while others called on the White House to disavow executive orders that restrict gun rights, or to deport CNN’s British-born, progressive host Piers Morgan.
“Starting today, as we move into a second term, petitions must receive 100,000 signatures in 30 days in order to receive an official response from the Obama Administration,” said an early evening Jan. 15 statement from Macon Phillips, the White House’s digital strategy director.
We the People, and especially we the conservative people, ought to make more productive use of our time thc collecting signatures designed to elicit the opinion of Barack Hussein Obama. Would it matter if President Obama issued an “official” website response agreeing that Texas or South Carolina should secede from the Union or that Piers Morgan should be deported?