Over 25,000 Sign White House Petition to Build Death Star

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"That's no moon… it's a space station."

Those immortal words were spoken by Obi-Wan Kenobi in 1977's "Star Wars" as he, Luke, Han, and Chewie first laid eyes on the dreaded Death Star, but you may someday point up at the sky say it while drinking a beer out on your back patio.

A real-life Imperial Death Star came one step closer to reality today when a petition on WhiteHouse.gov (via Buzzfeed) reached the necessary 25,000 signatures to get a response from the Obama administration.

Originally posted by "John D" in Longmont, Colorado in mid-November, it didn't take long for the Emperor to sway enough citizens to sign it.

John D writes, "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."

Victory you say? Not victory. The shroud of the dark side has fallen. Begun the Clone War has.