A viral White House petition to “Declare George Soros a terrorist and seize all of his related organizations’ assets under RICO and NDAA law” has over 225,000 signatures.“Whereas George Soros has willfully and on an ongoing basis attempted to destabilize and otherwise commit acts of sedition against the United States and its citizens, has created and funded dozens (and probably hundreds) of discrete organizations whose sole purpose is to apply Alinsky model terrorist tactics to facilitate the collapse of the systems and Constitutional government of the United State, and has developed unhealthy and undue influence over the entire Democrat Party and a large portion of the US Federal government, the DOJ should immediately declare George Soros and all of his organizations and staff members to be domestic terrorists, and have all of his personal an organizational wealth and assets seized under Civil Asset Forfeiture law”.We’re glad you care about immigration issues,” the White House responded after the Bieber petition received more than 270,000 signatures. “Because our current system is broken. Too many employers game the system by hiring undocumented workers, and 11 million people are living in the shadows.”
Still, a few pleas did lead to tangible results, including those that resulted in a new law that ensured cellphone users could transfer their phones to another network; a White House call to end gay conversion therapy for minors; and a Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded to former baseball player Yogi Berra.
The Obama White House was criticized for waiting two years to respond to a petition asking for a pardon of Edward Snowden after it had garnered 100,000 signatures. The answer? No. Multiple petitions, included one filed in the wake of the massacre at Newtown Elementary School in Connecticut, called on Congress to enact stricter gun control, drawing supportiveresponses from the White House but little in the way of significant legislative action.
The Trump White House has not responded to any of the petitions that have circulated on the site since the president took office, many of which have taken a particularly grave tone.
Other popular petitions on the site this year included those calling on Trump to put his businesses and financial assets in a blind trust (356,000), asking for the anti-fascist organization Antifa to be recognized as a terrorist organization (366,000), asking that the liberal financier George Soros also be declared a terrorist (152,000) and calling on President Trump to resign (138,000).