I don't know if you knew this, but a petition was made to the White House to build a Death Star. You didn't know? No... it's not a joke! Of course, one would expect it to be simply dismissed and thrown in a pile of all petitions that are of no interest to anyone... But, given that President Barack Obama is awesome we could expect a surprise. Oh... you don't believe that Obama is awesome? There is photographic evidence!
As if all this were not enough, they answered the petition! The response, titled "This Isn't the Petition Response You're Looking For", is written by Paul Shawcross, chief of the Science and Space Branch at the White House Office of Management and Budget.
Some of the reasons cited are the estimated $850 000 000 000 000 000 cost ("We're working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it"), the famous Death Star vulnerability ("Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?") and last but not least, Shawcross says that "The Administration does not support blowing up planets".
Finally he suggests: "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."
This made my day! :D