The Washington Times - December 13, 2012, 12:51PM

The Death Star petition on the White House website has gained enough signatures to merit a response from President Obama’s administration.

The petition, which calls for the administration to “begin construction of a Death Star by 2016, crossed the mark Thursday for 25,000 signatures, which is the level the White House requires before it will respond.

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“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,” the petition reads.

Natalie M from Minneapolis was the 25,000th signature, and it came just one day before the Dec. 14 cutoff for the petition.