Star Wars fans are attempting to convince the US President that building a Death Star is a good idea.
A new petition started on the White House's website as part of its "We the People" section has so far accumulated more than 25,000 signatures in favour of having the US devote resources to building the ultimate weapon of destruction. The fact that the Death Star is a fictional planet-destroyer that exists only in science fiction doesn't seem to have dampened the enthusiasm of those who are supporting the endeavor.
"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," the petition reads.
"A petition demanding the President Barack Obama administration build a Death Star like the one in Star Wars reached 25,000-plus signatures Thursday, a threshold requiring the government to respond whether it will build the fictional weapon capable of annihilating planets with its super laser."
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