In a country plagued by a do nothing Congress, tagged with some of the lowest approval ratings ever in American history, it’s nice to see the gears of justice and activism turn swiftly once in a while to help ease America’s woes. Forget for a moment if you will, the pressing issues of fair wages, immigration reform, or the national debt and take solace in the fact that the American people are about to see some real policy reform in action, as the White House is now set to respond to a We the People petition asking for the deportation of Canadian pop singer, Justin Bieber.
That’s right, in just six days, a petition on the We the People website reached the necessary 100,000 signatures needed to require a response from the White House, obliging Obama administration officials to now have to give an official response to a petition asking for the deportation of Justin Bieber from American soil which reads as follows:
[box type=”shadow”]“We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture. We would like to see the dangerous, reckless, destructive, and drug abusing, Justin Bieber deported and his green card revoked. He is not only threatening the safety of our people, but he is also a terrible influence on our nation’s youth. We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society.”[/box]
Justin Bieber (yes, we’re really covering this on AATTP, bear with us PLEASE) has been at the centre of numerous legal troubles in the US lately stemming from spitting in a neighbor’s face, egging a neighbor’s house, and drag racing while under the influence. Add to that his international indiscretions including transporting a pet monkey without a license, spraying graffiti on a hotel, punching photographers in the face, and attacking a limousine driver and you can actually see how maybe, just maybe, his deportation might actually benefit the American public.
The popularity of the petition to have Justin Bieber deported back to Canada could very well end up becoming the most popular action in the site’s history, potentially taking over the top spot from a petition asking the White House to designate the Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group says the Washington Times.
[box type=”shadow”]On Wednesday morning, the petition crossed the 100,000 threshold that the White House says guarantees an official response, but it was still going strong late in the day. As of the middle of the afternoon, the petition was drawing signatures at a rate of nearly 10,000 an hour.
If the petition keeps up its frenetic pace, it could become the most popular one in the three-year history of the White House’s We the People project. The current leading petition, from 2012, asked the White House to designate the Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group. That got 367,180 signatures in the time allotted.[/box]
It’s like, baby, baby, baby … Oh God, we just reported on Justin Bieber.
Forgive us. It involved White House Policy. At least we handled it better than Andrea Mitchell and MSNBC though.