In this image from the whitehouse.gov website, the opening page from the site where the public can petition the White House on an issue. No, the U.S. will not be building a Death Star. And no, President Barack Obama will not deport CNN’s Piers Morgan or let Texas secede. These are just a few of the wacky notions the White House has been compelled to formally address in recent weeks, part of an effort to put open government into action: the First Amendment right to petition your government, supercharged for the Internet age. (AP Photo/The White House)

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In this image from the whitehouse.gov website, the opening page from the site where the public can petition the White House on an issue. No, the U.S. will not be building a Death Star. And no, President Barack Obama will not deport CNN’s Piers Morgan or let Texas secede. These are just a few of the wacky notions the White House has been compelled to formally address in recent weeks, part of an effort to put open government into action: the First Amendment right to petition your government, supercharged for the Internet age.  (AP Photo/The White House)
In this image from the whitehouse.gov website, the opening page from the site where the public can petition the White House on an issue. No, the U.S. will not be building a Death Star. And no, President Barack Obama will not deport CNN’s Piers Morgan or let Texas secede. These are just a few of the wacky notions the White House has been compelled to formally address in recent weeks, part of an effort to put open government into action: the First Amendment right to petition your government, supercharged for the Internet age. (AP Photo/The White House)