When President Obama’s administration launched the We the People website, I’m sure those involved envisioned it as a way for the president and his staff to connect with the American public on serious issues. Anyone can post a petition on the site – and if it garners 25,000 signatures in a certain time frame, someone from the administration will issue an official response. It's democracy and technology in action, basically. However, as anyone who’s spent more than five minutes on the Internet knows, the Web is full of pranksters and trolls – and We the People has certainly had some wacky petitions turn up over its lifespan (we enjoyed all the petitions asking that states be allowed to secede from the union after last month’s...
- Mike Bracken
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