Petition to Build a Death Star is Blowing Up on WhiteHouse.Gov
by Rebecca Pahle | 2:00 pm, December 12th, 2012
First Ronald Reagan proposes a missile defense system that gets dubbed “Star Wars,” and now one Colorado man has started a petition to get President Obama to build a Death Star. People. If we want our government to spend tons of money to make something from Star Wars into a reality, shouldn’t it be lightsabers? Or blasters. Or even hoverbikes. I mean, really.
Known only as John D, the Death Star enthusiast started a petition on the We the People section of WhiteHouse.gov to “secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016.” Currently the petition has just over 20,000 signatures, putting it within reach of its 25,000 signature goal; if it hits said goal by this Friday, December 14th, the government will have to officially review it.
Writes John D, “By focusing our defense resources into a space-superiority platform and weapon system such as a Death Star, the government can spur job creation in the fields of construction, engineering, space exploration, and more, and strengthen our national defense.”
Did someone just say “Death Star” and “construction” in the same sentence? I feel a YouTube embed coming on… can’t… resist…
(via: The FW)