Outrageous and crazy White House petitions (12 items)
Last Monday, author and political activist Mark Dice released a video on YouTube in which he pretends to be sponsoring a petition to “support Obama and repeal the Bill of Rights.” The depressing part? He successfully persuades many California beachgoers to gladly sign the petition.
Dice’s background is somewhat controversial and he doesn't reveal how many people signed or refused to sign the petition, but the fact that many would agree to sign the petition is surprising.
While it’s true that some people will sign anything on a clipboard, people signing a petition to repeal one of America’s most foundational documents makes heads turn.
Back in March, DeseretNews.com compiled a list of serious and silly White House petitions. Here is an additional list of 12 petitions that you won’t believe.
Disclaimer: All wording in the proposed petitions is exactly how it appeared on WhiteHouse.gov.
1 of 12. Make Miley Cyrus' "Party in the USA" our National Anthem
Date created: July 2, 2013
Signatures on July 12, 2013: 1,020
2 of 12. Deport British citizen Piers Morgan for attacking the Second Amendment
In part, the Obama Administration responded by saying, "Let’s not let arguments over the Constitution’s Second Amendment violate the spirit of its First."
Date created: Dec. 21, 2012
Signatures on July 12, 2013: 109,334
3 of 12. Construct the Death Star by 2016
By focusing our defense resources into a space-superiority platform and weapon system such as a Death Star, the government can spur job creation in the fields of construction, engineering, space exploration, and more, and strengthen our national defense.
The White House responded to this proposal in part saying that "The Administration does not support blowing up planets."
Date created: Nov. 14, 2012
Signatures on July 12, 2013: 34,435
4 of 12. Give Nicolas Cage the Declaration of Independence
Date created: March 26, 2013
Signatures on July 12, 2013: 3,526
5 of 12. First-Generation "USS Enterprise" Starship
Date created: Dec. 22, 2012
Signatures on July 12, 2013: 7,200