Il y a plusieurs semaines, une pétition demandant la construction de l’Etoile Noire (Death Star) de Star-Wars était créée.

Bien entendu, cela a fait un buzz et elle a rapidement récolté toutes les signatures dont elle avait besoin.

En accord avec les conditions de la plateforme, les services de la Maison Blanche ont donc répondu à la demande. Et avec beaucoup d’humour (et de culture) :

This Isn’t the Petition Response You’re Looking For
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.
However, look carefully […] 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.
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 don’t have a Death Star, but we do have […] a President who knows his way around a light saber and advanced (marshmallow) cannon
If you do pursue a career in a science, technology, engineering or math-related field, the Force will be with us!
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