Dredd, White & Blue? Citizens Petition White House For Death Star, Street Judges & Master Chief Statue
We the People of the United States...are some weird dudes. A clever but clearly tongue-in-cheek petition to build a Star Wars-style Death Star isn't the only petition that's been started on the Obama administration's much-debated We The People website.
That's the place where ordinary citizens can log in and lobby for change. When a petition registered on the site gets 25,000 signatures, the administration issues an official response to it, which, you might guess, means that there are quite a few wackadoo proposals on the site.
In addition to the Death Star proposal, which needs more than 21,000 signatures before its Dec. 14 deadline, there is also a petition started by "Sean M" of San Francisco that seeks to establish a "new legal system of motorcycle riding 'Judges' who serve as police, judge, jury, and executioner all in one."
If you saw Dredd 3D or are a fan of Judge Dredd comics, you'll get the reference. If you're like me, you'll also start thinking of Karl Urban riding in formation with leather-clad Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg who also know how to scowl effectively.
And for you gamer fans, nathan p of Columbus, Ohio has petitioned the administration to build a statue of Halo hero Master Chief on the White House lawn, noting: "He deserves more praise for what he has done."
Compared to those last two petitions, the Death Star proposal at least has some satirical bite, nothing that its construction will "spur job creation...and strengthen our national defense." It could also boost Disney's stock.
It will be interesting to see if any of these petitions makes their 25,000-signature deadlines, which all fall at the end of next week. As of this posting, the Master Chief statute proposal is in the lead with more than 4,700 signatures, and Halo fans are a passionate breed. This could get interesting.
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