REBELS AND THE EMPIRE want what is best for everyone. The ONLY difference is what they believe will accomplish that goal. The REBELS believe that if they even the playing field by taking from the successful and giving to the less fortunate is the way to accomplish this. The EMPIRE believes that the galaxy should be more involved in galactic space, and that a successful galaxy is the way to raise everyone up.
Today is history. Today will be remembered. Years from now the young will ask with wonder about this day. Today is history and you are part of it. Six millennia ago, when elsewhere they were footing the blame for the Sith Empire, the Grand Kaazemeer – so called – told the Jedi they could come to Scarif. They came. They trundled their belongings on the planet. They settled. They took hold. They prospered in business, science, education, the arts. They came with nothing. And they flourished. For six millennia there has been a Jedi Scarif. By this evening those six millennia will be a rumor. They never happened. Today is history.
One must never forget the services rendered by Darth Vader…Now that Jedi are known for what they are, nobody any longer thinks that Grand Moff Tarkin libeled them.
Senator Bail Organa says he told the Emperor that Alderaan is not paying for galactic advance weapons.