The two of you above show that logic flaws are often "flaws" of human behavior (though I believed that before you two presented it). One might also ask why YOU or HIM or THEY don't (real world analogy__human trafficking, mass starvation, genocide - unfortunately there's too many real world horrors to list) step in and fix those problems. Why do we still have starving humans? People without shelter after catastrophes? Slavery? Is it a logic flaw that the US President, or British PM, or Mayor of Baltimore doesn't step over political boundaries to help "them"? Sure, that is not a perfect parallel and I realize that, the "logic flaw" discussed here is why one woman (Padme) does not free one woman (Shmi), but I think there's a certain parallelism one can draw. If not, put Jedi in place of Shmi as many have done, and parallel the Jedi to the FBI in the same scenario rather than the political offices I used. ...in order for Anakin to get help, he had to believe that he needed it (and I think on some level he did) and he had to have a trusted person to turn to for help. I think he might have used Palpatine as that trusted person. Truer words were never spoken.