The bill, which The Onion reports to have made its way through the Senate earlier this week, would have required all "Mutant Americans" to register their identities and powers with a specially created federal agency. It's unclear whether or not the House Un-American Activities Committee, which forced the Justice Society of America to disband, was involved in creating the bill.
Surprisingly, the president's decision to veto the bill was not credited to the lessons of either Fox's "X2" or Pixar's "The Incredibles" films, "Watchmen's" Keene Act or even Marvel's "Civil War" comic book storylines, all of which demonstrate the fundamental hazards of shackling powered protectors as government operatives and eliminating genetic privacy. The Onion reports the president was convinced to veto the bill by his Portuguese water dog Bo, who is actually a mutant shape-shifter from Cincinnati.
Of course, that's not to say the president, who is a noted Spider-Man and Conan fan, wasn't at least partially influenced by the X-Men, especially given his subtle nod to mutant Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin, better known as Colossus.
"In the last eight years we have failed to reach out to Americans who can transform themselves into living steel," Obama said.
No word on whether this veto will affect the activities of non-mutant costumed crime fighters.
What do you think of the Onion's report? Would the Mutant Registration Act sit well with modern America? Let the nerd argument commence in the comments!