We The People, the official White House petition page, currently has a formal online petition to have the administration construct a statue of Master Chief, the iconic protagonist of the Halo franchise, on the front lawn of White House.
The We the People site was created as an electronic way of excising Americans’ First Amendment rights to make requests of the government. In a WTP petition, people can log in and create and sign petitions to Uncle Sam. If a WTP petition receives more than 25,000 signatures, the White House will respond formally.
WTP contains a wide variety of petitions, ranging from sensible suggestions on governance to the flakiest flake statements on the internet. In the past, the site has been used for everything from demanding UFO disclosure, pardoning alleged political prisoners, and even the idiotic secession petitions floating around.
This particular petition was created on the 14th of November by a concerned citizen known only as Nathan P. of Columbus Ohio. His rational is that Master Chief “deserves more praise for what he has done.” At the present time, the petition has a whopping 3,526 signatures (soon to be 3527 as soon as I finish this article). However, it is a long way to go for the 25,000 required signatures. It does have until the 14th of December to pull it off though.
And of course, their “official response” could be “lol nope.”
Robert is a science geek with a passion for science fiction. He has a BS in general biology and currently works in an occupational health lab at The University of Arizona. Additionally, Boumis has published three short stories, all science fiction, and does costuming in his spare time. His interests include classic science fiction novels, sci-fi films, filmmaking, UFOs, and video games. Follow his Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Robert-J-Boumis/142544852462290?ref=ts