White House Forced To Respond To DEATH Star Petition

"We the People" started under the Obama Administration, is an online program which allows U.S. citizens to create petitions intended to influence policy. The catch is that a petition needs 25,000 signatures. Well, this petition for the U.S. government to build a Death Star got 34,000.

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By Mark Julian - 1/12/2013

The U.S. Government won't be building a Death Star because A.)"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.", (Nice to know government analyst have worked out the cost.) B.)'The Administration does not support blowing up planets." and C.)'Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?'

That is an official response from the United States government, I kid you not. Here's the full response from Paul Shawcross, Chief of the Science and Space Branch at the White House Office of Management and Budget to the wacky notion of starting construction on a Death Star by 2016.

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?

However, look carefully (here's how) and you'll notice something already floating in the sky -- that's no Moon, it's a Space Station! Yes, we already have a giant, football field-sized International Space Station in orbit around the Earth that's helping us learn how humans can live and thrive in space for long durations. The Space Station has six astronauts -- American, Russian, and Canadian -- living in it right now, conducting research, learning how to live and work in space over long periods of time, routinely welcoming visiting spacecraft and repairing onboard garbage mashers, etc. We've also got two robot science labs -- one wielding a laser -- roving around Mars, looking at whether life ever existed on the Red Planet.

Keep in mind, space is no longer just government-only. Private American companies, through NASA's Commercial Crew and Cargo Program Office (C3PO), are ferrying cargo -- and soon, crew -- to space for NASA, and are pursuing human missions to the Moon this decade.

Even though the United States doesn't have anything that can do the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, we've got two spacecraft leaving the Solar System and we're building a probe that will fly to the exterior layers of the Sun. We are discovering hundreds of new planets in other star systems and building a much more powerful successor to the Hubble Space Telescope that will see back to the early days of the universe.

We don't have a Death Star, but we do have floating robot assistants on the Space Station, a President who knows his way around a light saber and advanced (marshmallow) cannon, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which is supporting research on building Luke's arm, floating droids, and quadruped walkers.

We are living in the future! Enjoy it. Or better yet, help build it by pursuing a career in a science, technology, engineering or math-related field. The President has held the first-ever White House science fairs and Astronomy Night on the South Lawn because he knows these domains are critical to our country's future, and to ensuring the United States continues leading the world in doing big things.

If you do pursue a career in a science, technology, engineering or math-related field, the Force will be with us! Remember, the Death Star's power to destroy a planet, or even a whole star system, is insignificant next to the power of the Force.

Hmm....what else can we use 'We The People" for to force the government to do our bidding influence policy making. Make your best suggestions below.

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DukeAcureds - 1/12/2013, 3:19 AM
It's so awesome having a geek in the whitehouse.
CavEl - 1/12/2013, 3:20 AM
Well, you got to give them credit for having a sense of humor.

thalidomide - 1/12/2013, 3:21 AM
Real-life Death Star = Tax payer's money well spent.
nikgrid - 1/12/2013, 3:23 AM
That's awesome...hehe a Death Star. Now go sign the petition for Fvcking gun control!
CavEl - 1/12/2013, 3:27 AM
Wait a minute...

The Space Station has six astronauts -- American, Russian, and Canadian

Obama shows his true colors...he has 'Muricans up there with some Cosmonauts? I knew he was a Commie.

If you do pursue a career in a science, technology, engineering or math-related field, the Force will be with us! Remember, the Death Star's power to destroy a planet, or even a whole star system, is insignificant next to the power of the Force.

Keep your Liberal agenda to yourself, Obama! Everyone knows College is for communists and gays. I got all the knowledge in the world right here...

I just thought I'd beat a conservative to this. =) This site is full of them.
TopCat89 - 1/12/2013, 3:28 AM
Petition for 20th Century Fox to return all Marvel characters....just a suggestion
unknownfacts - 1/12/2013, 3:30 AM
Well aleast we know there are 34,000 with a good sense of humar out there.
CavEl - 1/12/2013, 3:31 AM
@ nikgrid - He won't sign it, Obama is a politician who doesn't act unless there is a strong enough uproar. He knows that signing gun control legislation would kill the Dems in the mid-term elections and he needs the Dems to take over the house if he plans to pass any favorable bills.

Gun control has to be started by Republicans or it will never happen. Democrats aren't going to stick themselves out themselves out there again.
NerdyGeek - 1/12/2013, 3:31 AM
Somebody make a petition for a real-life Helicarrier, please.
Jollem - 1/12/2013, 3:39 AM
my suggestion: sane gun laws

the weapon of choice when the second amendment was ratified in 1791...

what some americans are fighting to have and amass today in 2013...

jimoakley666 - 1/12/2013, 3:42 AM
I don't know what the [frick] they put in the water in Merka but them [frick]ers aren't right in the head.
Jollem - 1/12/2013, 3:46 AM
NeoBaggins - 1/12/2013, 4:06 AM
Deathstar petition. Keeping terms like STUPID AMERICANS alive and well.
CavEl - 1/12/2013, 4:07 AM
@ jimoakley666 - They put Patriotism in our water, sir...Patriotism and awesomeness. That's why we rule the world.
ImnotDaredevil - 1/12/2013, 4:09 AM
'That is no moon..' Mmmmm? I've often wondered.
CavEl - 1/12/2013, 4:09 AM
@ NeoBaggins -

It's called trolling, and we can troll our leaders because we're the greatest nation in the world and our first amendment rights allow it.
jj2112 - 1/12/2013, 4:16 AM
I heard there's a petition coming to build an Enterprise (the one from Star Trek, not another aircraft carrier)
reverendjonnynemo - 1/12/2013, 4:55 AM

Interesting to see all conservative are lumped into one pile in your eyes.
Seejay - 1/12/2013, 5:04 AM
@Jollem - 1/12/2013, 3:39 AM

CavEl - 1/12/2013, 5:21 AM
@ Ewvwewnsjonnynemo - The way I see it, there are three different types of conservatives. The greedy ones who want to keep all their money (Mostly Northerners, the idiotic racists/bigots who hate everything and everyone not white and hide behind their bibles to justify their hatred of gays, women, minorities and other things they dem unlike them(Mostly Southerners) and then there are the uninformed ones who watch Fox News and don't use common sense to call them out on their bullshit.

Three types, and personally, one of my friends is a Fox News guy. Still love him, but he's always wrong about politics.
CavEl - 1/12/2013, 5:25 AM
@ SteveRogersSon - Wait, so now you hate Brady, Morrison, Nolan and who's the other guy? Rush Limbaugh? Alex Jones? Karl Rove? Dick Cheney?

All those conservative fat dudes look alike to me.

CavEl - 1/12/2013, 5:27 AM

Jollem - 1/12/2013, 5:28 AM
bagadoosh - 1/12/2013, 5:39 AM
death star fire pit jollem !!! WANT
BuckyCap - 1/12/2013, 5:41 AM
@PatriotsSuperguy - There aren't words that accurately describe the magnitude of your ignorance, hypocrisy and naivety. I don't think I can sum things up much better than this:

Jollem - 1/12/2013, 5:42 AM
@bagadoosh - me too. you can't repel awesome of that magnitude ;)
CavEl - 1/12/2013, 5:46 AM
@ SteveRogersSon - Yeah, never paid taxes, not yet at least. But that doesn't mean that when I start that I'm going to turn my back on the public sector.

@ BuckyCap - Did I miss a group?
BuckyCap - 1/12/2013, 5:48 AM
@PatriotsSuperguy - Yes you did. It is called "reality."
TheFascinatingMan - 1/12/2013, 5:54 AM
Or we should sign a petition to have Joss Whedon and Chris Nolan to direct every movie.
DrDoom - 1/12/2013, 6:06 AM

Just show me where to sign.
tumbler - 1/12/2013, 6:26 AM
Wow.. @patriotsSuperGuy your [frick]ing ignorant and retarded as hell... Please shut up...
BruceWayneNewton - 1/12/2013, 6:30 AM
Two things that get me fired up.

1.When hippie assclowns talk about gun control.

2.When people have something bad to say or wish ill on the impossibly handsome Tom Brady!

Knock that sh*t off!
Mrcool210 - 1/12/2013, 6:45 AM
that is hillarious, made my day
Bartman87 - 1/12/2013, 7:03 AM
Didn't realize so many ignorant ass-clowns on here who think they know about politics and the Constitution. When you use the argument that our Constitution only protected muskets then you make the same argument about technology and the First Amendment.
Scooby - 1/12/2013, 7:24 AM
Hehe, awesome!

JacksonVegaIII - 1/12/2013, 7:52 AM
Jollem- I want one

Forget the Death Star, light sabers would more than suffice

Its refreshing to see a bit of humour coming from politicians, I cringe to think of what our weak chinned and button eyed tory boys wouldve responded with
JacksonVegaIII - 1/12/2013, 8:02 AM
Wow this comment section, never ceases to amaze me how crazy some of you are.

Any place where little angry white [frick] ups can quite easily get hold of automatic weapons and then kill a load of folk should perhaps contemplate having at least a little look at there gun laws
kenjim152 - 1/12/2013, 8:43 AM
@worldbreaker man!!!! Tha is the funniest post o have EVER read and mean it!!!!! Hahahahahahaha
GhostKILLERgx7 - 1/12/2013, 8:55 AM
so they can't factor in 5 extra dollars to cover the hole?
Luminus - 1/12/2013, 10:32 AM
Petition to build the Enterprise (feasibility study):


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