Those of us hoping to jump start the space program with the construction of a Death Star, just had their hopes crushed by the White House. Responding to a petition on the We The People site, the White House made an awesome response explaining why it wouldn’t make sense for the US to build a Death Star:
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?
They go own for a few paragraphs with some other humorous references, but still…it would have been awesome to build a Death Star. How else would the Earth defend itself when the Draco Reptoids decide to attack?