I checked back on the We the People petition regarding Hillary’s damning ‘exoneration’ by the FBI. Not only had the petition picked up another 25,000 signatures since I’d last looked, it also had a ‘formal response:’
So let’s take a look at the Terms of Participation. The relevant clause would seem to be:
“To avoid the appearance of improper influence, the White House may decline to address certain procurement, law enforcement, adjudicatory, or similar matters properly within the jurisdiction of federal departments or agencies, federal courts, or state and local government in its response to a petition.”
Get that? It’s not improper for the President to suggest Clinton’s unauthorized personal server was “not a situation in which America’s national security was endangered” while the investigation was ongoing. But it would be improper to respond to the concerns and outrage of tens of thousands of Americans who believe Lady Justice was kneecapped once again when it comes to the Clintons.
They couldn’t even be bothered to re-summarize the reasons given for not indicting (and remember, the case is now closed, so how could there be “influence” by doing so?).
A more transparent administration would simply have posted a graphic of an upraised middle finger, accompanied by the caption “You’re not the boss of me!” After all, that’s pretty much the way they approach everything else they do.
It’s worth noting the Declaration of Independence carefully lays out the many ways in which that generation tried to petition Parliament and the King for the redress of grievances. Given the response by the We the People team, it can safely be assumed petitioning this government for redress of grievances (and miscarriages of justice) is about as much a waste of time.
Ultimately, though, you can only hide from an aggrieved people for so long…