Although it is no secret that petitions have the power to change the world (or someone's life), most of us can not help shrugging and scoffing when we show someone a rally for signatures on their social media . It is mainly because the thousands of petitions that go around usually have causes that are either ridiculous or do not inspire people to move their fingers across the keyboard to sign it. And while there are examples such as the banknote petition of Caroline Criado-Perez or the notorious California Recall election of 2003, it is no surprise that some calls are made not to change the status quo, but to laugh.
Recently someone has written a petition urging people to sell Montana to Canada
One of the petitions made at change.org is entitled "Sell Montana to Canada for $ 1 trillion to eliminate the national debt" and has recently drawn the attention of the people of the internet. The petition seemed like a joke on Reddit, but slowly got a grip when people started drawing and hilarious comments.
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The author of the petition summed up their claim and said, "We have too many debts and Montana is useless, just tell them it has beavers or something," and it's as serious as people think it is. Even residents of Montana expressed their support and asked everyone jokingly to sign, so they could move to Canada without incurring costs. As long as people get innocent fun, right?
Here are some of the funny comments from the supporters under the petition