Less than a week ago, only 7,000 people had signed the White House petition urging the president to begin building a Death Star, the space station/superweapon from Star Wars, by 2016. Now, with a little help from 4chan, the petition has passed the 25,000 signature threshold it needs to be reviewed by the White House.
John D. of Longmont, Colorado, spearheaded the petition, arguing:
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.
We suppose it’s not the worst national security plan we’ve ever encountered.
The petition will now be placed into a queue to be reviewed by the White House, which will email each signer with a response once they’ve finished reading it.
Now if only we could harness all this political interest for a cause the White House might actually take seriously (lol).