Sunday, January 27, 2013

United States decides against building the Death Star

Did you know that the White House has a website that allows citizens to petition the government to do something? If your petition gathers enough "signatures" the government will issue a response. Check it out here.

In November of 2012 someone petitioned the United States to "Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016."

That all by itself is pretty funny. But it managed to gather 34,435 signatures and got an official response from the United States government.

If you follow the link above and scroll down, you can see the response from the White House Office of Management and Budget.

Starting with the title of the response, "This isn't the petition response you are looking for." the reply contains a number of clever Star Wars references.

I think my favorite part was when they stated: "Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?"

Nice to know our government has a sense of humor.

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