If you have seen or read Star Wars (Expanded Universe AKA Non-cannon is way better) then you should see two major factions; The Empire and The Republic. Which one is the best in the ways of law and governing?
The Empire is quite possibly the dullest folk out there. Why didn't they stop before the Death Star and think: "Hey, you know what, there's another thing that destroys planets! Big chunks of rock!" and just build something to guide asteroids into planets?