That’s no moon…

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That's no moon...
That's no moon...

“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.

That's no moon...

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