We petition the obama administration to:
Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016.
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.
- Too Expensive – The price tag on building a Death Star is approximitely $850,000,000,000,000,000 (that’s 850 quadrillion) according to Lehigh University.
- The administration does not support blowing up planets
- Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?
These are sad, unmanly excuses if you ask me. It sounds more like the administration is just too scared to build the thing but are trying to sugar-coat their response. They go on to feed us some crap about their meager (by comparison) space programs currently in use or under development such as the International Space Station, Mars Rovers and a program to help private companies make it to space. Yes, all of these are pretty badass but none of these can help us in our quest for intergallactic supremacy.
In a world where alien invasion, zombie uprising and whatever the next December 21st-like prediction is are inevitable, the Death Star could be our only hope. It would be the Earth’s bug out vehicle. Not building one is simply irresponsible.
Read the official Whitehouse response here: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/response/isnt-petition-response-youre-looking
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