There are petitions for every issue, no matter how trivial, to the point where lots of people shrug them off as a waste of time. However, they can be an excellent way to judge how important a particular issue is to the general public.
One such petition is getting a lot of signatures — and some media attention, too. Commentator Steven Crowder and his guest have been calling Black Lives Matter a terrorist organization for months, and now it’s clear that many Americans agree with him:
[I]n (non)shocking news, over 100,000 people have signed a White House petition calling for #BlackLivesMatter to be labeled a terrorist organization.
Terrorism is defined as “the use of violence and intimidation in pursuit of political aims”. (…) Black Lives Matter has earned this title due to its actions in Ferguson, Baltimore, and even at a Bernie Sanders rally, as well as all over the United States and Canada. (…)
Therefore 100k people did the best thing they could think of doing. Sign a petition. Hey, there are first steps one must take, and I can’t think of a better option here. The media is turning a willfully blind eye on the actions of #BlackLivesMatter at best, at worst they’re actively aiding and abetting the group. ALLEGEDLY.
Barack Obama, meanwhile, is out blaming gun culture, or some such nonsense.
Crowder isn’t a fan of petitions but notes that many people simply don’t know how else to express their anger. At this point, this particular petition is creeping up on 150,000 names. The question is: When your opponents use riots and even murder in the name of their cause, can a list of signatures really make a difference?
Source: Louder With Crowder