It's Official: Petitions to Whitehouse.gov Are About As Effective As The Close Button On Elevators

They're vestigial. At best they make you feel like you're doing something.

Here's the one that originally tipped me off. The White House won't even comment on it. It's one thing to say you won't enforce federal laws that contradict states laws, but it's another to see an injustice happen and then willingly turn a blind eye. Why does the Obama Administration never comment on marijuana laws? He acts likes it's the ultimate taboo. Gay marriage and weed - the two issues that my generation does not understand the illegality of.

Here's a current one brought on because the Justice Department was in the process of ruining Aaron Swartz's life for downloading the JSTOR library. Heaven forbid someone get their hands on... peer reviewed papers funded by the public..?