On June 22 2013, the petition to pardon civil liberties whistleblower Edward Snowden surpassed a hundred thousand signatures, and has continued to gather signatures since, reaching 161,691 signatures today.
The 100,000 mark is crucial, because this isn’t just any old ordinary petition; it’s an official petition on the official “We The People” petition website set up by the White House itself. On that website, the Obama administration pledged to respond to any petition that surpasses 100,000 signatures.
The one year mark without an answer to the petition passed last month. As of today, it’s been 392 days ince the petition reached the threshold President Barack Obama set for an answer to a petition, 392 days without an answer.
Will Barack Obama go 400 days without an answer? What do you think? Now ask yourself: who does President Obama typically ignore for 400 days? Who would President Obama never dream of ignoring? What’s the difference, and why has this petition found no answer for so long?