White House's official response to a petition to build a new Death Star

Last fall, 34,435 signed the "Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016" petition.

Here's what was requested of the Obama administration:

Those who sign here petition the United States government to secure funding and resources, and begin construction on a Death Star by 2016.

By focusing our defense resources into a space-superiority platform and weapon system such as a Death Star, the government can spur job creation in the fields of construction, engineering, space exploration, and more, and strengthen our national defense.

The official White House response came from Paul Shawcross, Chief of the Science and Space Branch at the White House Office of Management and Budget:

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?

Follow this link to read the full response from the White House.

Personally, I find the Obama administration's lack of vision disturbing. . . :P

3 commentaires:

Morrigan said...

Hahaha, I love the response. LOLed at the third point.

I disagree with this: "Personally, I find the Obama administration's lack of vision disturbing. . . :P " Look at his last sentence: Remember, the Death Star's power to destroy a planet, or even a whole star system, is insignificant next to the power of the Force.

Clearly, Paul Shawcross does not lack faith or vision... xD

Unknown said...

At least they're aware of the glaring weakness that can be exploited by some kid from Tattooine :)


spinwallah said...

that is fantastic, anytime an administration demonstrates a sense of humour, rather than po faced correctness, the world gets a little better