Your right to petition the U.S. government is protected and guaranteed by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. The Obama White House even encourages this practice, creating a WeThePeople system that in recent weeks has been famously mocked for Texas’ secession and Death Star creation and celebrated for its quick action on gun violence.
Once a petition crosses the 25,000-signature threshold (raised from the original 5,000), by Obama administration decree, the White House is obligated to respond. There have been 87 official responses from the White House — from the declassified W.H. beer recipe to “A Balanced Approach to Reforming the Postal Service” to the president’s video message in response to the more than 100,000 who want our gun laws reformed.
The White House did not respond to the secession or Death Star petitions. Will it respond to this latest effort that crossed the threshold?
32,000 60,000 people have signed an official petition to “Deport British Citizen Piers Morgan for Attacking 2nd Amendment.”
British Citizen and CNN television host Piers Morgan is engaged in a hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution by targeting the Second Amendment. We demand that Mr. Morgan be deported immediately for his effort to undermine the Bill of Rights and for exploiting his position as a national network television host to stage attacks against the rights of American citizens.
Criticizing the U.S. Constitution? People who love the U.S. Constitution will tell you that’s grounds for deportation! Second Amendment lovers must have forgotten there’s more to the First Amendment than just petitioning.
Morgan is certainly having fun with this, which is sure to piss off his detractors even more (and he clearly knows that):
If I do get deported from America for wanting fewer gun murders, are there any other countries that will have me? #havebaggagewilltravel
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 24, 2012
Now he’s soliciting his next home on Twitter:
What do you think: Is an official White House response coming?