White House rejects petition for Death Star, says it is too expensive

The White House allows the public to submit petitions via its "We the People", with every petition receiving an official response after reaching 25,000 signatures. Late last year, a petition appeared requesting that the administration move forward in the construction of a Death Star. Earlier today, the Obama administration posted its official response, titled: "This Isn't the Petition Response You're Looking For."We reported on December 14th that the petition had reached its signature goal, missing the expiration date by a single day. In it, the Obama administration was urged to "secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016." A total of 27,184 people signed their agreement and awaited the response.

Of course, the answer is no, with the administration citing three reasons. The first issue is financial, with the construction of a Death Star costing an estimated $850,000,000,000,000,000. The second issue, silly us, is that the Obama administration doesn't view blowing up planets as a positive thing. And finally, the administration questions why it should spend so much to construct a Death Star that can be destroyed by a single star ship.

The response then goes on to cheerfully point out that while we won't have a Death Star any time soon, there is the International Space Station floating around up there complete with robotic assistants, as well as robots rolling around Mars, a probe in construction that will head out to the Sun's exterior layers, and a president who can use an advanced marshmallow cannon.

[via White House]