The White House’s website has a special section that allows people to create and sign petitions online called We The People. The intent, as stated on their website, is to “give all Americans a way to engage their government on the issues that matter to them”.
As it turns out 35,435 citizens have petitioned the US Government to “Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016”. Seriously.
The administration, politely replied as follows:
This Isn’t the Petition Response You’re Looking For
By Paul Shawcross
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?
You can read the rest of the official response here.