Back in 2011, the White House launched a new initiative called "We The People" which promised to listen to you and me and respond to our demands, no matter how loony they might be. Here are some of the wackier petitions they've received...
LET TEXAS SECEDE.
White House Response: Our Founding Fathers established "a more perfect union" but they did not provide a right to walk away from it.
DEPORT PIERS MORGAN.
Morgan took heat for his remarks ongun control and the Second Amendment but, says the White House, "Keep in mind, the First, too."
ACKNOWLEDGE ALIENS EXIST.
WH: The US has no evidence that an extraterrestrial presence has contacted or engaged any humans.
BUILD A DEATH STAR.
WH: The Death Star has been estimated to cost more than $850 quadrillion. We're working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it.
RELEASE THE WHITE HOUSE BEER RECIPE.
Here's the EXACT White House response. "With public excitement about White House beer FERMENTING such a BUZZ, we decided we better HOP right to it." Ha! They have since released step-by-step brewing instructions.
DEPORT JUSTIN BIEBER (which has already amassed over 260,000 signatures).
So far...no official response.
Oh, the humanity! DaveT