This story is conquering the internet today, but for anyone who hasn't seen it elsewhere, check out the real White House response
to a petition to build a Death Star.
Quote: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?
It goes on to describe some of the science and space exploration initiatives the administration is pursuing instead of blowing up planets.