Petition launched demanding US government build Death Star

Death Star

While the US government spends billions of dollars on petty terrestrial wars here on Planet Earth, some citizens have decided that the cash would be much better spend on a space station. Not just any space station, mind you, but a fully operational, armored battle station with the power to destroy entire worlds (more or less). Basically, a Death Star.

Nevermind Afghanistan, there’s a whole galaxy to invade before they can put a McDonalds quickstop on every corner.

A petition launched on the White House’s official “We The People” soapbox is demanding that the US government get busy building the Death Star, and pretty soon too:

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

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.

Somewhat surprisingly (or not), only about 1100 people have signed the petition so far. I find the Americans’ lack of faith disturbing.

Source: Gizmodo

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  • The Rich

    ROFL We couldn’t make this stuff up if we tried!

  • DBL_ZA

    *insert redneck accent*

    Git’ yer col’ndr helmuts ‘n tin-foil reeady, der be one big invashin’ comin’!!!

    We guts ta bild us a Death Staar te protectus frm them aliens wats gona probe us! Don’t be kiddin yerselves ma Grandaddy saw them aliens n dey took ‘im up inner spaceship n did all kinds’ nasty thangs te him!!

  • Kurike

    then the American government outsources this to china and mexico and those same Rednecks start a petition “they took errr jerbs!!”

  • m3n4ce


  • DBL_ZA


  • ShadoWolf

    It’s a trap!

  • Saint_Dee

    Come on people!!! There’s an entire universe to conquer, galaxies uncharted, other world inhabitants to enslave, why not do it as an unstoppable force in style xD

  • Kurike

    i sometimes catch myself saying in various games when i can sense an ambush “Admiral Ackbar!!!”
    sigh, a geek’s life 😛

  • Bordom

    I have a simple albeit boring reply…

    Weapons of mass destruction (Nuclear etc) are banned in space by international treaty. But hey, they can always ignore the other 100 nations that have signed up :-)