With all the talk about fiscal cliffs, gay marriage and the legalization of marijuana there has been one question that has been completely ignored: Why do we not have a Death Star? A new White House petition that has over 13,000 signatures asks the United States government to start construction on a new Death Star before 2016.
The end goal may be a little far-fetched but the Death Star petition does use a few logical arguments. For one, the government would be able create thousands of jobs if they started construction of a Death Star.
Oh, and there’s also the need for increased “space superiority.”
The petition reads:
“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 … Those who sign here petition the United States government to secure funding and resources, and begin construction on a Death Star by 2016.’
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the Obama administration is going to have to respond to the petition as the Death Star petition needs another 11,000 signatures before December 14.
We may not be able to hear the government’s thoughts about a new Death Star but the Obama administration will have to respond to Texas’ secession petition, a request to recount the election and a petition to impeach President Obama.
The White House may not have to respond to the Death Star petition but you can. So, what do you think? Is it time we build a Death Star?