As many of you know, the Obama administration promised that they would reply to any petition submitted on the white house website which exceeded 25,000 signatories. Well, a petition to have the USA build a Death Star by 2016 was filed and exceeded the total. The Obama administration has now replied. As part of their reply, they stated the following:
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?
So, for all of you who were hoping to have the USA build a Death Star and cease being a Republic, there is bad news for you. The USA is remaining a Republic. No Empire will happen, no Death Star will be built, and the President will not become the Emperor. So sorry!
I was so looking forward to having my own light saber! Sigh!