According to a recent release by the White House, the evil menace Death Star has several other practical things that make it a terrible bit of policy.
It is expensive:
- “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?”
Although, it's worth saying that any type of long term space colony or mission, even beneficent, would have to be powered by nuclear power, just like cute little Mars rover Curiosity: