United State's Government Rejects Building a "Death Star"

Nice to see that there are still some politicians – and indeed citizens – who still have a sense of humor! No, the United State’s government will not be building a “Death Star” as can be seen here at the White House’s petitions website.

To quote the White House’s Paul Shawcross:

This Isn’t the Petition Response You’re Looking For

The Administration shares your desire for job creation and a strong national defense, but a Death Star isn’t on the horizon. Here are a few reasons:

  • The construction of the Death Star has been estimated to cost more than $850,000,000,000,000,000. We’re working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it.

  • The Administration does not support blowing up planets.

  • Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?

Now, being a cynic the main reasons likely are points one ($850,000,000,000,000,000) and three (a significant design flaw). Well… maybe it is just point one…

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