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Unwitting Conservatism in a Galaxy Far, Far Away : 7 Ways “Star Wars” Bends to the Right

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Posted on August 13 2010 8:00 am
Walter Hudson is a political commentator and co-founder of Minnesota's North Star Tea Party Patriots, a statewide educational organization. He runs a blog entitled Fightin Words. He also contributes to True North, a hub of Minnesotan conservative commentary. Follow his work via Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

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Separation of Temple and State

The prequel films seem to portray a constructionist constitutional view of the First Amendment when it comes to freedom of religion. The Jedi Order is a plainly religious institution which is intimately involved in affairs of state. Yet, there is no “establishment of religion.”

The Jedi deploy as ambassadors and peacekeepers when asked. They walk the corridors of power as advisers, not legislators, and are only regarded as a threat by those conspiring to destroy the republic.

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