Build Us a Death Star

The second Death Star under construction in Re...

If you build it, Darth Vader will come (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Following the re-election of President Barack Obama, the White House started receiving endless petitions, many of which asked for permission for different states to secede from the U.S.

If a petition receives at least 25,000 signatures in 30 days, then the White House is obligated to review and respond to it.

Well, a petition inspired by Star Wars has reached this signature threshold and should hear from the White House soon. The petition asks the federal government to “secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016.”

Of course, the reasoning behind the petition is sound given the current state of the economy: “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.”

I’m not sure how the administration will respond, but it sounds like a good idea to me. After someone gives me my own Millennium Falcon, that is.

Posted on December 16, 2012, in Perspectives and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I will be Chewbacca to your Han Solo of you get a Millennium Falcon.

  2. They cut one state loose, for a year trial period, no federal money, tariffs on all imports in and out of the new “state” country. I’d be surprised if any of them could make the entire year before coming back or forcing us to take them back and straighten out the human rights violations that will no doubt occur….

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