starThis is not an Onion article, it is absolutely true and it is absolutely incredible.

A petition which calls for the government of the United States to begin construction on a Death Star by 2016 has more than 25,000 signatures on the administration’s official public suggestion page.  What does that mean?  It actually means that the White House is required to respond by law following any petition hitting the 25k signature mark.  The petition garnered the 25k signatures one day before the 30-day limit.  I can not wait for how the administration will handle this one!

The petition reads as follows:

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.

Luckily for the US, the construction of a Death Star would take more than 800,000 years and many thousand times the world’s GDP to build.