Posts Tagged: petitions

White House Unveils Open Source API to View Petition Data

The White House has developed a new application programming interface intended to help users view data on petitions holding more than 150 signatures and posted on the “We the People” site. Next on the White House’s agenda is an API designed to help individuals collect and submit signatures on their own platforms and not having… Read more »

Petitioning the Government Doesn’t Guarantee Success

Read this before you sign another petition. What makes a proper petition? And are they useful? We Americans love our petitions, but too many don’t understand how they work. A well-written petition, directed to the appropriate target, can be an important tool to create change, but it can’t stand alone. Our Constitution’s First Amendment guarantees… Read more »

Secession, the U.S. Constitution, and the Consequences

It’s Not What You Think Since last weekend, the internet has been aflutter with news that many states have petitioned the White House for permission to secede from the union. No state has officially done any such thing. This is what’s going on. To date, there are forty-eight petitions asking President Obama to approve the… Read more »