Originally Posted by jedi3112
And the Emperor is an elected government official. In fact he loves democracy. But the rebels are doing everything they can to destroy democracy. Don't blame us for upholding democracy and the will of the people.
The moment he proclaimed himself "Emperor" he ceased to be an elected official.
Anyway, for myself the answer to this question is extremely simple; simpler even than my original answer. When I'm playing the Empire, the Empire is better. When I'm playing the Rebellion, the Rebellion is better.