An online petition that has gathered more than 16,000 signatures asks that the White House seriously start looking into the possibility of designing and manufacturing a Death Star.
As far as the people who signed this petition are concerned, construction activities should debut in 2016 at the latest, and by then, the country's government should make sure that the project lacks neither the necessary funds, nor the required technological resources.
Due to the fact that most such large-scale construction projects translate into numerous job opportunities being created and therefore help up national economies, the people behind this plea to the White House wish to draw attention to the fact that their idea makes sense both financially- and security-wise.
“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,” the petition reads.
Furthermore, “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.”
In order to reach US President Barack Obama, this peculiar demand would have to collect a total of 25,000 signatures by December 14.
However, there are many who doubt that the petition will succeed in raising the required number of signatures, especially given the fact that very little time remains.
Truth be told, even if the request makes it all the way to the White House, odds are the country's high officials and President Barack Obama will be quite skeptical about pushing forward with such a project, regardless of how much it would benefit the national economy.
Those wishing to support the Death Star project can sign the petition here.