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White House Says “No” to Building a Death Star in the Awesomest Way Possible

Death Star

Wouldn’t it be awesome if the US government actually built a Death Star? If you’re familiar with the Star Wars franchise, then you know it’s the moon-sized superweapon and space station that’s capable of blowing up planets by firing a laser beam at it. Thousands of people wanted to see it built, so they signed a petition and submitted it to the White House for their consideration last November.

After a few months of careful consideration, the official response to the petition is out, and sadly, it’s a huge ‘no.’ However, we now see that the White House does, indeed, have a sense of humor, and you’ll find out why when you read their response to the petition–after the break.

Penned by Paul Shawcross, who is the chief of the science and space branch at the White House Office of Management and Budget, the response goes like this:

“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 response here.

VIA [ CNET ]







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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Fred-Salivia/100000831666218 Fred Salivia

    American Patriots,

    Yesterday, President Obama made two things perfectly clear. First, he will stoop to whatever low is necessary, even using the grisly murder of sweet, innocent children to manipulatively push “forward” his Stalin like gun control agenda. Second, he could care less about the Constitution which, in his words, is a ‘flawed document’. It is a thorn in his side. It is a bump in the road of his desire to be a dictator. It is a document which he not only does not respect, but he will go to any length to attack, twist, and destroy. After all, as he has stated previously, the Founders made it difficult for him to do everything he wants to do.

    His answer? RULE BY EDICT.

    The Executive Order ability of the president was never put in place to make laws. Only Congress can do that. Its purpose is only to give direction and guidance in how to execute existing and legally passed laws by Congress; not used to overturn the Bill of Rights and the Second Amendment! But, Obama thinks you’re stupid sheep. In fact, he’s counting on it. For it is through ignorance of the masses that he will get away with an attack on your freedom and making you believe it is for your own good.

    When the original 13 colonies were established, it was done so by people seeking refuge from a tyrannical King. His attack on their religious liberty led to their seeking new opportunity in what would become the great experiment that we know as America. As time wore on, they grew tired of the King taxing them beyond belief without representation. They became dollar signs in his eyes as he saw their success as a way to feed his hunger for power.

    Despite all the lives that were lost in the American Revolution and every war that followed in which our soldiers fought so that we might have freedom, we yet again find ourselves as a nation fighting against a power hungry tyrant who will attack your freedom at any angle, even if it means shredding the Constitution, so that he can have the ultimate power.

    We say ENOUGH! Help us fight this tyranny HERE. JOIN THE CONSTITUTION PARTY!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jackson.merrill.3 Jackson Merrill

    Obama’s executive order didn’t create any laws….. and that isn’t what this is about. its about a death star

  • Tammi Jensen

    Ah, I see we have a far-right extremist – laying in the middle of the floor, kicking and screaming about something totally unrelated to the article… *sigh*.

    It’s like living in a world of five-year olds who all missed their nap…