Whenever a petition that is filed on WhiteHouse.gov reaches 25,000 signatures or more, a response is required from the White House. Recently, a petition for the construction of Earth’s very own Death Star from the Star Wars films reached 30,000 signatures and a response was written denying the request. The reasons behind the denial included the cost (estimated at $850,000,000,000,000,000), that the current Administration doesn’t support blowing up planets, and “Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?”.
Now, the Galactic Empire has written a response to the White House’s denial. You can read their ‘statement’ below. (via StarWars.com)
IMPERIAL CENTER, CORUSCANT The overwhelming military superiority of the Galactic Empire has been confirmed once again by the recent announcement by the President of the United States that his nation would not attempt to build a Death Star, despite the bellicose demands of the people of his tiny, aggressive planet. It is doubtless that such a technological terror in the hands of so primitive a world would be used to upset the peace and sanctity of the citizens of the Galactic Empire, said Governor Wilhuff Tarkin of the Outer Rim Territories. Such destructive power can only be wielded to protect and defend by so enlightened a leader as Emperor Palpatine.
Representatives on behalf of the nation-state leader from the unimaginatively named planet refused to acknowledge the obvious cowardice of their choice, preferring instead to attribute the decision to fiscal responsibility. The costs of construction they cited were ridiculously overestimated, though I suppose we must keep in mind that this miniscule planet does not have our massive means of production, added Admiral Conan Motti of the Imperial Starfleet.
Emissaries of the Emperor also caution any seditious elements within the Galactic Senate not to believe Earths exaggerated claims of there being a weakness in the Death Star design. Any attacks made upon such a station should one ever be built would be a useless gesture, added Motti.