“Do not defy the Council, Master – not again.”
“I shall do what I must, Obi-Wan.”
– Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn
The Jedi serve the Force, yet the Jedi also serve the Republic. Often, these two masters cannot be served simultaneously. This undoubtedly contributed – if not directly caused – the fall of the Republic, and the rise of the Empire.