December 11, 2012
A petition on the White House website calling for the government to build a “Star Wars”-style “Death Star” by 2016 has garnered more than 17,000 signatures.
The authors of the strange appeal call on the Obama administration to recreate the giant planet-destroying spacecraft from George Lucas’s 1977 film, citing a strengthened national defense and job creation as some of the benefits.
“By focusing our defense resources into a space-superiority program and weapon system such as a Death Star,” the petition reads, “the government can spur job creation in the fields of construction, engineering, space exploration, and more, and strengthen our national defense.”
This article was posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 2:12 pm