Obama administration failed to respond to dozens of secession petitions
Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones
December 27, 2012
Given the fact that the Obama administration has failed to respond to dozens of petitions advocating states secede from the union, it seems almost inevitable that the White House will also ignore the petition to deport Piers Morgan for his rhetorical assault on the constitutional rights of American citizens.
The petition to deport Morgan for his call to disarm Americans in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting, originated by Infowars, has garnered viral media attention and a total of over 80,000 signatures, well beyond the 25,000 threshold that mandates a White House response within 30 days.
However, a brief investigation into which petitions the Obama administration has actually responded to confirms that the White House merely cherry picks those it wishes to address and completely ignores others, violating its own rules.
For example, the petition for Texas to secede from the union reached the threshold to warrant a comment from the administration on November 12 but has still not been addressed 45 days later. Dozens of similar petitions from other states also passed the threshold but have been ignored, despite the total number of signatures for all states equaling well over a million.
In contrast, petitions calling on Obama to enact gun control measures in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook massacre, only three of which totaled over 25,000 signatures, were addressed within days.
Other petitions that have received relatively few signatures, such as one calling to digitize federal records, have also been responded to despite getting nowhere near the 25,000 signature benchmark.
In October last year, the White House responded to a petition entitled, “Actually take these petitions seriously instead of just using them as an excuse to pretend you are listening,” with a post by ‘Special Assistant to the President’ Macon Phillips which asserted, “We’re listening. Seriously.”
However, the failure to respond to the overwhelmingly popular secession issue, while responding to others almost immediately, proves that the White House is merely abusing the ‘We The People’ process to bolster its own policy agenda while sidelining any issue that asks genuine questions of the Obama administration.
The administration is using delphi technique manipulation to hoodwink Americans into thinking they are an engaged part of the political discourse when in reality the whole petition process is a fraud because the White House only responds to what it wants to and ignores the questions that the majority of the American people want addressed.
The ‘We the People’ section of the White House website is billed as “your voice in our government,” and has been cited as another example of the government’s drive for “transparency,” yet it has been proven to be nothing more than just another public relations mouthpiece for the Obama administration to promote its own pre-planned political agenda.
Despite the likelihood that the White House will ignore the petition, it is still important because significant media coverage of the controversy has drawn people’s attention to the fact that foreigners are now openly lecturing the American people about their own rights. The petition has also been a key exercise in using the first amendment to defend the second amendment and a reminder that Americans will not tolerate any attempt to eviscerate the right to keep and bear arms.