Petition to secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016 received over 34,000 signatures.
Saturday, January 12
"This isn't the petition response you're looking for." So began the White House's reply to a petition to secure funding and resources to construct a fully operational Death Star. Any petition posted on the White House petition page that receives more than 25,000 signatures within 30 days will receive an official response. The Death Star petition garnered over 34,000. According to the original petition, "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." While the White House acknowledged the importance of job creation and a strong …
We, the people, are to hold the men and women accountable who run for and are elected to public office.
Today is Election Day. If you have not voted, please go now and vote. A friend said he would be glad when the election was over so we could hear about something else. At first glance, that might sound like a good thing to say. However, as I have taken the time to go back over the conversation, I wonder how much of that statement was motivated by a desire to hear about something else other than politics? Maybe the motivation was to support the idea that after an election we can leave the governing to those who are elected. There is a danger in thinking it is all over after an election. Yes, we are electing people to serve in various offices; locally, in our state and on the federal level. We make a serious mistake, however; to think that …