Posted Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at 2:10 PM
On the heels of recent state secession petitions, Star Wars fans are going after President Obama to make the Death Star a reality.
More than 27,000 people have signed a petition on the White House's website urging the Obama administration to appropriate defense funding for a Death Star-like weapons system, that they claim would not only keep the planet safe but also spur job growth. The White House has said it will respond to all petitions with more than 25,000 signatures.
The moon-shaped, laser-beam-shooting space station appears in the Star Wars films and is responsible for destroying Alderaan, the home planet of Princess Leia.
The Obama administration has until 2016 to respond, but we doubt fanboys are going to get their way with this one.