While Obama’s White House petition site has its heart in the right place, if you ask the internet for stuff, the internet is gonna ask for stuff. Like getting enough petition signatures to have the White House review the idea to secure funding and resources to begin construction of a Death Star by 2016.
I think that will happen. Call it a War on Terror expense.
Considering the kind of technology we have these days, would it be possible to build something resembling the Death Star— at least around the same size? Yes, but it would take way more money than all the money in the world.