Yesterday, a petition went up on We The People petitioning the government to tear down the current White House and replace it with an exact replica, except as a bounce house.
Within a very brief period of time, the petition managed to reach the minimum of 100,000 signatures required for the government to acknowledge it, and has at the time of this writing reached over 200,000 signatures from American citizens who want the White House to become a bounce house.
We The People (found at petitions.whitehouse.gov) is a website made by the American government as a way for citizens to reach out to them and bring attention to important issues.
President Obama said of the website, “This [site] is a great opportunity for the American people to tell us what they want. The petitions on this site will reflect the deepest, most important issues of our nation. For years, many have complained that the government is inefficient, that it doesn’t listen to the needs of the people. With this website, the people can now tell us what truly matters to them.”
While some Americans have shown a slight interest in issues such as poverty, ableism, and discrimination (although not enough to reach the 100,000 signature threshold), most attention has been focused on issues such as the building of a Death Star and a White House Bounce House.
In response to the new petition, President Obama responded, “Hell yeah. Let’s get a bounce house!” He then personally drove a wrecking ball through the White House.
The massive bounce house that will now serve as the home of the United States government is currently being produced.
200,000 Signatures On Petition To Turn White House Into Bounce House
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