“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.”
That, fellow citizens, is a petition on the White House’s “We The People” website encouraging the United States of America to build a Death Star. And right away. The Hill website points out the petition could attract an official White House response if it gets 25,000 signatures by mid-December.
Don’t get me wrong: I’m as excited about America building a moon-sized doom dispenser as anyone. And no question, the Death Star will be a bonanza for construction, engineering, and the companies who make white stormtrooper helmets. But remember this: No matter how powerful, a Death Star can still be vulnerable to attack from small maneuverable fighters, especially if it reminds pilots of “Beggar’s Canyon back home.”
Debate this important national defense project amongst yourselves.