White House now requires ‘We the People’ petitions to have 100,000 signatures for official response

We_The_People_616Progressives also used the petition process to call for curbs on gun rights and other left-of-center priorities, and to exclude a Christian minister from Obama’s second inauguration.

The minister, Louie Giglio, has criticized the ideology of gas lobbies, and championed child-centered traditional marriage. That petition succeeded, and Obama removed Giglio from Inauguration Day ceremonies.

Many petitions on the site, however, are intended simply to be amusing.

One called on the White House to build a “Death Star” planet-destroying spaceship. Another asked that “Congressman Ron Paul should be allowed to add his signature to the Original Constitution.

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