"This Isn't the Petition Response You're Looking For."

U.S. Government Responds to Petition to Build the Death Star

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Wed, Jan 16th, 2013 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

Last year, a petition appeared on White House's website requesting that the government secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016. The response from Paul Shawcross is disappointing for Death Star lovers, but none-the-less brilliantly written and filled with humour.

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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