MACE WINDU: "Today may be the last day in the life of the Republic... For a hundred thousand years the Repbulic has stood! The Republic have become a light in the darkness! He seems to look at each Jedi Knight as he speaks. MACE WINDU: "For a hundred thousand years this one heart of humankind has been defended by the Jedi Knights. Now, it has come down to us! It has come down to this one day... He leans forward on the rail, a gesture that seems to bring him closer to the men. MACE WINDU: "Three years we've lived together, you and I, in a state of total war. We have bitterly watched the deaths of beloved friends. We are not alone. The Force is always our fellow. The link between us and the Republic is a solid chain of unbroken purpose! For a hundred thousand years the Senate has stood one with the Jedi Order in dignity and resolve! But on this day I ask you to put those hundred centuries down. How quickly all things sordid and perishable in the universe disappear. Yet throughout time the remembrance of great deeds grows only fresher bringing life again to those who dare perform them...(pause) Will you give it to me? The Jedi Knights HOWL their support. Mace pulls his lightsaber and half turns aiming it behind him. MACE WINDU: "There is the enemy of the Republic!"