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A Petition To Sell Montana To Canada For 1 Trillion Dollars Is Gaining Attention With Hilarious Comments
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A Petition To Sell Montana To Canada For 1 Trillion Dollars Is Gaining Attention With Hilarious Comments

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Although it’s no secret that petitions can have the power to change the world (or someone’s life), most of us can’t help but shrug and scoff when we see someone share a rally for signatures on their social media. It’s mostly because the thousands of petitions circulating around usually have causes that are either ridiculous or don’t inspire people enough to move their fingers across the keyboard to sign it. And while examples like Caroline Criado-Perez’s banknote petition or the infamous Californian Recall Election Of 2003 exist, it’s no surprise that some appeals are created not to change the status quo, but to have a good laugh.

Someone recently created a petition, urging people to sell Montana to Canada

One of such petitions created on change.org is titled “Sell Montana to Canada for $1 Trillion to eliminate the national debt” and has recently gained attention from the people of the internet. The petition seemingly originated on Reddit as a joke, but slowly gained traction as people started signing it and leaving hilarious comments.

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The author of the petition summarized their claim, saying “We have too much debt and Montana is useless. Just tell them it has beavers or something,” and it’s just about as serious as people think it is. Even Montana locals expressed their support, jokingly asking everyone to sign so they could move to Canada without moving costs. As long as people get to have innocent fun, right?

Here are some of the backers’ funny comments under the petition

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Mr. Bojangles
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Sell Montana to Canada" .. that implies Canada want's Montana ... which speaking as a Canadian: we don't

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Stevie B
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is there a state you would be interested in? Perhaps North Dakota?

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Parmeisan
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This reminds me of the time that Canadian politician Stockwell Day proposed that we should have a national referendum on any issue that could get support from 3% of Canadians. Naturally, someone made a petition for him to change his name to Doris Day and it got over a million signatures (like 3x the required number).

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released kraken
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Take me along with you monatana i dont want to live in the us anymore

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Mr. Bojangles
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Sell Montana to Canada" .. that implies Canada want's Montana ... which speaking as a Canadian: we don't

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Stevie B
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is there a state you would be interested in? Perhaps North Dakota?

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Parmeisan
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This reminds me of the time that Canadian politician Stockwell Day proposed that we should have a national referendum on any issue that could get support from 3% of Canadians. Naturally, someone made a petition for him to change his name to Doris Day and it got over a million signatures (like 3x the required number).

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released kraken
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Take me along with you monatana i dont want to live in the us anymore

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released kraken
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5 years ago

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