January 12, 2013
Whitehouse Responds to "Death Star" Petition

Well, it got over 34,000 signatures, but sadly, the Whitehouse Responded for the petition to build a death star, and This Isn’t the Petition Response You’re Looking For :(

Some of their (faulty, IMHO) reasoning is:

  • 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?

That said, there’s a lot of good stuff in the response about the current state of technology that’s good to see. Kudos for to the white house for responding.

Posted by Arcterex at January 12, 2013 05:19 PM