What's the best way for Luke to reconstitute the Jedi in the ST? What rules should he change? What rules should he keep? (You can skip the rest if it's too long for you. ) This recent article got me thinking again how flawed the PT Jedi were and what a huge mistake it would be for Luke (or the writers) to reconstitute the new Jedi Order according to its old rules. People are quick to critique their teachings against attachment and mourning, but I think the biggest error was to serve as a military force for the Republic; even as peacekeepers. First off, I think the order should learn to operate independently from the Republic. This will allow them to use the force as they see fit, rather than having to compromise their values to corrupt political concerns (or Sith Masters!). Secondly, I'm not so easily sold on axing the attachment teachings as the writer in the above article. For example, allowing Jedi children to stay in their families sounds nice, but it's not necessarily a better option than the Jedi raising them. If Jedi families or clans are allowed to develop, a more intense level of conflict that includes everything we know about family feuds and sibling rivalries would likely develop. Thirdly, do not return to Coruscant. It involves the Jedi in too much political intrigue when they would be better off out in the galaxy relieving pain and suffering. The Jedi could have an ambassador to the Senate, but they would serve only an informational function. Tattooine would be my pick. The Skywalkers have a legacy there, it would provide a rigorous training ground for apprentices, and give us a justifiable reason to return there. Fourth, what else do you think should be changed or stay the same? I'm hoping we can keep the discussion based primarily on the films, but maybe some of TCW on TV will be relevant as well.