Why the present US administration will not be building a Death Star anytime soon

It’s good that amidst the doom and gloom in the newspapers that occasionally you read an article that makes you smile.

As reported in the Guardian, a petition posted on the US Government’s ‘We the People’ site requesting the building of a Star Wars style Death Star has gained over 34,000 signatures.

Paul Shawcross (Chief of the Science and Space Branch at the White House Office of Management and Budget) was the man tasked with responding to the petition, which he declined with all the seriousness the petition deserves:

“…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?”



About Holloway Rev

Paul Weary is a Methodist minister living and working in Holloway, North London.
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