Build Us a Death Star
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 Barack Obama, commentary, current-events, Death Star, news, perspectives, Petition, space exploration, Star Wars, United States, White House. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.