Discussion in 'Star Wars Saga In-Depth' started by SavedByChristAlone, Feb 8, 2017.
What she said.
Sorry for the double posting. I didn't realise it had happened.
Mod Edit: It happens. Technically you triple posted however. Use the edit feature where possible.
If Tatooine wasn't part of the Republic, then that makes their alignment with the Republic even worse, if they're limited to Republic jurisdiction... all the more reason to make sure the Jedi are independent. Thankfully, Luke seems to agree with that idea too.
All the more reason?! I don't see a reason at all.
I know you don't.
I want the Jedi to serve all people and have no government affiliation.
Keep this civil please.
It is? It's just that I've already had this discussion with him in this thread.
He thinks Jedi must be affiliated with the Republic.
Let me add this, besides keeping things civil, just agree to disagree on this and move on.
Yup, that's what I was acknowledging.
I was being civil. Just saying that Jedi aren't vigilantes. They can't serve as guardians of peace and justice without having the jurisdiction to do so. I want the Jedi to serve all the people too, but the galaxy is not an ideal utopia where they can (read: are allowed to) do that.
OK. Shake hands and move on. This is a great thread and lets not derail it further.
Question for the mods: I know I'm supposed to keep real-life politics out of this, and I understand the reason, but am I allowed to use them as points of analogy and comparison?
For analogy and comparison only, but tread lightly.
So, I think we've established the argument is for Tatooine (and by extension, possibly other planets) being outside the Republic. But in AOTC . . . you could argue this either way, but was it illegal to secede, or was it just Ol' Sids making a bad situation worse? Was that why they were all so worked up about it?
I don't think it was illegal to secede. Or maybe it just needed the approval of the Chancellor, and previously was considered just a formality of acknowledgement.
Palpatine was just playing the nationalist card, with his "I will not let this Republic, which has stood for a thousand years, be split in two" line.
I always thought that the PT would work better if the Republic had no borders and claimed to be the Only True Government for all beings in the galaxy, but a limited polity works too I guess.