The White House Responds to That Death Star Petition: ‘The Administration Does Not Support Blowing Up Planets’

"This isn't the petition response you're looking for."
(Photo: Eye on Star Wars)

(Photo: Eye on Star Wars)

Remember that petition urging the White House to facilitate job creation by building a gigantic Death Star a la Star Wars? With a little help from 4chan, the petition reached the 25,000 signature threshold it needed to elicit a response from the White House.

Now, the administration has responded to the petition in a note called “This Isn’t the Petition Response You’re Looking For,” and it’s kind of awesome?

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?

All very sensible, we have to admit.

You can read the full response here.

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