Let's say on average each state's petition gets 25,000 signatures. Let's also say that all 50 states get a petition. I say an average of 25,000 because it's very likely that a lot of folks are signing petitions that aren't even for their state. That's 1,250,000 signatures. Let's assume for the sake of argument that all of those signatures are from different people (unlikely).

http://www.census.gov/main/www/popclock.htmlThe site I linked above tells us that the current US population is (roughly) 314,772,190. Let's round that down to 300 million just to make the math easier.

That's not even a half of a percent of the population. Even if you halved the population to take into account the number of viable adults, you're still left with like an 8th of 1%.

Think about that and you can see that these yahoos signing these petitions are such an insignificant number that their efforts are irrelevant. I've heard folks around my area gasp and say "Wow! 25,000 signatures for one state! That's a lot!"

I just have to shake my head. 25,000 seems like a lot until you compare it to a country's population being in the hundreds of millions.