The White House has posted an amusing official response to the petition to build a functioning Death Star by 2016.
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?
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— We the People (NARA) (@WeThePeople44) January 12, 2013
Death Star II image via Wookieepedia