As we've seen throughout Star Wars history, anytime the Jedi is involved in Republic affairs, it ends badly for them. Whether it's an extermination, scandal, fallen Jedi, etc. So for what possible reason did they ever involve themselves in the messy political affairs of the Republic? And why do they constantly keep coming back to it no matter how many times they say they're gonna go back to their own business? Why did they not just keep to their own inner-workings like all of those other Light Side of the Force sects? If their intent was to establish a theocratic political government, they've failed reaaaaaaaaaly badly.