Petition calls for U.S. Government to build the Death Star

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Sure, we are just weeks away from the fiscal cliff here in America, but there are far more pressing issues that the government must deal with before we solve our tax problems and debt burden -- like the construction of a Death Star which has amassed 4,000 signatures (and growing) on the White House's official petition website "We the People".

It may not sound like a lot when you consider the entire population of the United States, but it sure is 4,000 more than I expected. I suppose if we ever want the rest of the galaxy to ever take Earth seriously we need a mobile death star. How else can we take what isn't ours?

So what exactly does the petition call for? 

"Those who sign here petition the United States government to secure funding and resources, and begin construction on a Death Star by 2016," the statement reads.  

"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."

It sounds to me that this is just a ploy to help create jobs which isn't too bad of a deal, but just how do we expect the U.S. government to secure the necessary resources and funding? They can't even manage to agree on a balanced budget, so I highly doubt they'll have the brains to build a Death Star. 


Matt Liebl You can follow Senior News Editor Matt Liebl on Twitter @Matt_GZ. He likes games, sports, musicals, and his adorable dog, Wrigley, and his wife.
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