My Allegiance Is to The Republic, to Democracy

Meaning

What does My Allegiance Is to The Republic, to Democracy mean?

My allegiance is to the republic, to democracy is a memorable quote from Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, uttered by Obi-Wan Kenobi.

It is frequently cited by fans online, along with other lines from the same context, like Only a Sith Deals in Absolutes and I Have Brough Peace, Freedom, Justice and Security.

Origin

What's the origin of My Allegiance Is to The Republic, to Democracy?

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith premiered in the United States on May 12th, 2005.

In the final scenes of the film, Obi Wan is confronting Anakin (played by Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen) who has turned to the Dark Side and is Spilling the Tea about it to his former master.

It is here, Obi-Wan says “My allegiance is to the republic, to democracy”.

An early upload of the scene was shared on YouTube by changminjen on October 21st, 2008.

Spread & Usage

How did My Allegiance Is to The Republic, to Democracy spread?

The rising popularity of Prequel Memes like There’s Always a Bigger Fish in the early 2010’s, eventually led to the creation of the r/PrequelMemes subreddit on December 27th, 2016.

“My allegiance is to the republic, to democracy” started gaining more attention on the web, after this advancement.

It is featured on image macros, GIFs as well as merchandise, often cited along with other quotes from the movie, as of December 2021.

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