Isnt it fascinating that so many conservatives steadfastly remain committed to the imperial role that the United States now plays in the world, even while claiming to support the limited-government republic of our forefathers?
Hundreds of thousands of imperial troops are stationed on hundreds of military bases in more than 100 countries.
Cities and towns all across America live in desperate fear that they might go belly up if their bases are closed and their military welfare were to come to a halt
Military personnel retire with fat U.S. taxpayer pensions, only to travel a short distance to accept lucrative positions with military contractors who have been on the generous military dole for generations
Arrogant and pretentious pronouncements are issued by U.S. officials on the supposed need to force tens of thousands of young American civilians to patriotically serve the empire through conscription (read: slavery).
Billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars are regularly sucked out of peoples pockets to fund the empire, with no end in sight, especially given the black hole of expenses now arising from the most recent imperial conquest, Iraq.
And imperial troops, blindly obedient to the orders of their superiors, are convinced in their own minds that theyre doing good in the world, attacking, condemning, killing, and destroying all opposition to the empire, in the name of eradicating evil and establishing peace, order, and stability in the world.
Perhaps thats why conservatives sided with Darth Vader when the Empire struck back against Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and the other terrorist Jedi who were resisting the Empire and attempting to restore the Republic.