Thursday, December 13, 2012

Is Star Wars In the Future for the USA?...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
-vs- Tyranny

Of interest no doubt to the Star Wars enthusiast. However, quite far fetched. For now anyway. Or is it?

THE FW - On the White House’s website there is a “We The People” section, which allows citizens to “petition the Obama Administration to take action on a range of important issues facing our country.” If any submitted petition gets 25,000 E-signatures, then the White House will review the proposal.

Our favorite of these petitions this month has to be from Colorado man “John D” who, as we reported last week, wants the government to secure resources and funding to begin the construction of a Death Star by 2016.

His rationale for building the mega-weapon from the ‘Star Wars‘ movies is as much public works project than direct threat to the little green men who could be living below Mars’ surface.

“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,” he writes.

So far, the petition has over 19,000 signatures. However, the fun ends on December 14 so ‘Star Wars’ fans and folks who have ‘Independence Day’-related nightmares need to log on and sign on immediately.

If the petition does hit 25,000 it is going to pose a problem for the Obama Administration. While having a Death Star would be undeniably awesome, the costs of building one are probably prohibitive. According a recent study it would cost $852,000,000,000,000,000 — or 13,000 times the world’s GDP — just to produce the steel required to build the weapon.

With the President's enthusiasm for drones, and with the mega ton cost it just may be of interest to this President. ;-)

Via: Memeorandum


  1. Expand our violence to outer space and unknown alien life.
    Did you ever see "The Day The Earth Stood Still (Robert Wise version best)?

  2. Anon confuses science fiction with reality.

  3. Some would argue that the United States has already become a death star...

  4. Dmarks doesn't get it.
    Yes, Silver.....and there's plenty of evidence for that argument.

  5. Military Industrial Keynesianism on steroids AND Red Bull.

  6. Not if you made the stupid comment you made


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