Any petition that gathers more than 25,000 digital signatures within 30 days is guaranteed a response. Of course, people are having all sorts of fun with the petition system. Last month, we reported on a petition to establish a new legal system based on motorcycle riding judges, essentially turning America into a real life version of the Judge Dredd comic books.
Now, the latest fun petition calls for the construction of a Death Star. According to the petition, â€śBy 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.â€ť
So far the petition to secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016 has only garnered a little over 700 signatures. However, we expect it to quickly gain in popularity, because who wouldnâ€™t want more job creation?