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'Respond To Rand' White House Petition Reaches 4500 Signatures, WH Responds?

As of 10 O'clock pm, a White House website petition asking for a response to Senator Rand Paul's filibuster on the use of drones against Americans has gained 1000 signatures and appears to be gaining steam.

(view the petition here https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/respond-senator-ra... )

The petition was posted on March 6, the day Senator Rand Paul engaged in a filibuster that has exceeded 8 hours as of this writing (and didn't conclude until 12 hours after it began).

"We the people request that you respond to Senator Rand Paul and the citizens of America on the issue of drone strikes on US soil with the potential to kill US citizens without a trial.

We request that you respect our freedoms and our rights as US citizens. Mr. President, as our elected leader, you are accountable to the people and so we ask that you address this important issue."

The petition requires 100,000 signatures to earn a response from the White House. The number of signatures necessary for a response was recently raised to 100,000 from 25,000 recently. Previously the White House had been held to a threshold of just one signature necessary for a petition for redress of grievances as described in the United States Constitution.

By 12:15 am over the petition had achieved over 2000 signatures.

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4300 signatures

right now.

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Closing in on 4600 signatures

Hundreds have come in despite the White House's legally vague response to the question of whether drones would ever be used against Americans on American soil.

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I went to sign it...

and it said I already had, but I'm 100% sure I haven't yet...hmmm.

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I'm #2040

Total signatures on this petition

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Petition is way too vague.

Petition is way too vague. See the comment below.

Petition way too specific, not at all vague

It asks one simple question. How is it in any way at all conceivable, in a word, vague?

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The one question is that they

The one question is that they answer Rand's question. Well they already did answer his question, but their answer wasn't specific. What is the exact question you want answered?

That depends.

Who's askin'?

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bump. +1


The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe. - Andrew Jackson

1300 signatures

as of right now.

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1600 signatures

right now.

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1900 signatures.

This is a good rate. You have to register to sign and hundreds of people are going through that effort.

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2500 signatures

at 1:45 am.

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I was just coming to create

I was just coming to create one of these.

Petition is entirely too ambiguous!

It should be to the point! There should be no room for caprice, arbitrary actions, to wiggle!

For instance:

"We the undersigned demand you acknowledge and reaffirm in writing immediately, to the Senate and the people, through Senator Rand Paul, the following:

Your oath of office that you support and defend the constitution of the United States;

That this oath means any action against American Citizens without Due Process of Law, or any other attempt to contravene an inalienable right as listed in that constitution, is 'Ultra Vires'! It is 'without the power' to perform regardless of your office!;

You affirm that any action carried out against citizens anywhere in the world, regardless of location, requires due process of law and every other process as listed in the Bill of Rights;

You affirm that all actions of your administration must be in compliance with the clear and unequivocal commands and duties of the that Constitution;

That all actions otherwise would be unconstitutional, criminal, or otherwise Ultra Vires and without the power to perform!;

That such actions as the use of force against citizens with extreme prejudice, by means of drones or any other device or means, would by plain and simple constitutional law fall into this prohibited category, without having met all constitutional requirements aforementioned, and would be in clear violation of oath, and criminal in their action;

That you, or any of your administration, would be subject to the law of the land and constitution if found to have violated that law, constitution, or oath!

So help you God!"

There's a word limit. But your version should fit.

A word limit for petitions. You know? Just like the constitution says.

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