It is well-known that the White House has a website for submitting petitions. Any petition that gets enough signatures gets an official response.
Someone submitted a petition that called for the government to “Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016.” But they probably didn’t expect this awesome nerd response:
This Isn’t the Petition Response You’re Looking For
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?
There’s a lot more to the response that is worth reading.