Undeniable Fact About AOTC #16: It Brought The Empire That Much Closer

“I love democracy. I love the Republic.”

TPM made Palpatine the Supreme Chancellor and in ROTS, he eliminated the Jedi and declared himself Emperor, but the most significant step Palpatine made in order to seize total power occurred in this film. Thanks to a little manipulation of poor Jar Jar, Palpatine secured “emergency powers” we know he will never surrender and the first thing he did was rubber stamp the Republic army, clearing the way for the Clone Wars, which of course he used as an excuse to give himself more power and to stay in office beyond his term. The formal declaration of the first galactic Empire was just taking care of details.

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2 Responses to “Undeniable Fact About AOTC #16: It Brought The Empire That Much Closer”

  1. Adam D. Bram (The Nilbog) Says:

    I always thought this was a chilling scene.

  2. lovelucas Says:

    Palps is a contestant in a beauty contest wishing for world peace. Yeah – about that sincere, too.

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