…this is why she [Padme Amidala] believes in the Republic. It is not without corruption. It is not without darkness. But there is good at its core. And just because something good has darkness in it doesn’t mean you abandon it. Just because there is darkness in something does not mean you do not love it. You show it love, you show it light, and you hope it chooses the light.
–From “Pursuit of Peace” by Anne Ursu in Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark