Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/12/07/whitehouse_petition_death_star/

'Build us a Death Star, President Obama' demand thousands

Would create more and better jobs than highways, maybe

By Anna Leach

Posted in Bootnotes, 7th December 2012 05:57 GMT

A petition asking the Whitehouse to construct a "Death Star", has gathered over 5000 signatures on the American government's ePetition site.

The petition 'Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016' was created by a John D of Longmont, Colorado, and has gathered 5,370 signatures in the 3 weeks it has been online. It's still 19K short of its goal to bag 25K signatures by December 14.

Building a moon-sized spacestation cum superweapon capable of destroying the Earth with one blast from its energy beam, as seen in Star Wars, would be a good way to create American jobs, argues John.

He asks the Obama administration to secure funding and resources and begin construction on a Death Star by 2016.

John reasons:

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.

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