It may appear to some that the enactment of universal laws and the widespread deployment of a heavily armed military are steps toward galactic domination, but these actions are taken merely to protect us from those who would invade, enslave, exploit, or foment political dissent, and to punish accordingly any who engage in such acts. Look on our new military not as trespassers or interlopers, but as gatekeepers, here to shore up the Emperor’s vision of a pacified and prosperous galaxy.
I You know, I believe I have read a vignette/ficlet or something where Obi-Wan killed/helped kill Palpatine, saved the galaxy, ended up in a coma for a week or so and when he woke up Bail was "Soooo, you're not gonna like this but... the Senate is kinda useless, nobody knew what to do except bicker and we needed someone in charge but nobody could be trusted and everyone was panicking so... you broke it you bought it: we made you the new Emperor. Congratulations?" [cont]