THE ADMINISTRATION DOES NOT SUPPORT BLOWING UP PLANETS: The White House has responded to the citizen petition asking the administration to begin the construction of a Death Star by 2016. In part: "Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?"
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