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‘Death Star’ Petition Gets 25,000 Signatures, Requires White House Response

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The “build a Death Star” petition on the White House website has crossed the 25,000-signature threshold, meaning that it now has enough support to warrant an official response from the Obama Administration.

“Those who sign here petition the United States government to secure funding and resources, and begin construction on a Death Star by 2016,” 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.”

According to Yahoo, the estimated cost of building an honest-to-goodness Death Star is roughly $852 quadrillion, about 13,000 times the gross domestic product of the entire Earth. Oh, and that’s after you factor in savings from not installing any guardrails whatsoever throughout the installation, which has led to a number of Stormtrooper accidental deaths and injuries.

Earlier today, we reported that Harry Belafonte, musician and liberal activist, praised the 2012 election as evidence that the American electorate is evolving in a more mature direction. I submit the Death Star petition to Mr. Belafonte as evidence to the contrary. Just like the online reaction to The Pope starting his own Twitter account, the people of the US aren’t becoming more concerned with social and economic issues as much as they are being consumed by a desire to self-entertain.

Still, it would be pretty sweet if we had a Death Star.

Did you sign the “build a Death Star” petition? Sound off!

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4 Responses to “‘Death Star’ Petition Gets 25,000 Signatures, Requires White House Response”

  1. Jeremy Smith

    I was one of the signatures, but I also sign things that have real political significance and keep up with politics. I'm sure everyone (hopefully) was well aware that nothing would happen even if this got 1,000,000 signatures. Be honest those of you alive during the Regan presidency, you were interested when he brought up using Star Wars style technology when he said they were looking into it. There were also people I'm sure that created a whitehouse.gov account to sign this petition. And hopefully this opens the door to those people looking at other petitions that are beyond just being a novelty.