The White House launched a new site last week allowing the public to petition the Administration on various public policy issues. No doubt they intend to use this to mobilize the OFA-MoveOn-Kos armies around various election issues next year, to demonstrate how “popular” the Administration’s positions are. But at the moment the petition site seems to be largely dominated by various fringe issues, such as allowing the sale of raw milk, banning puppy mills, and of course…legalizing marijuana.
But some enterprising American managed to create and post a petition which I found just a little more worthwhile: to repeal ObamaCare.
Supposedly, if this petition gets to 5,000 signatures by October 22, then someone from the White House will issue some sort of response (if it doesn't mysteriously disappear before then). You have to register with the White House in order to vote – but all you need give is just a name and an email address. I think it’s worth it.
When I started this blog post, the counter was at 134. By the time I was registered and signed my name to this petition, the counter was already at 160 and is now listed on the White House site. We have a real opportunity to show the Obama administration just how unpopular their heavy-handed legislation is with We The People! Sign your name to the petition and then spread the word via Google+, Twitter, and Facebook!
Now we'll see if President Obama will actually listen to the American people, or if he will continue to behave like a tin-plated dictator with delusions of godhood.
Cross-posted at Full Metal Patriot