(excerpt from) The Atlantic Wire
Are Jedi Knights Libertarian or Socialist?
by Max Fisher on July 26, 2010
Most political journalists are also nerds, so it was probably only a matter of time until someone started debating the politics of Star Wars. This particular discussion started when an official with the Canadian prime minister’s office sent out a press release announcing that the forthcoming national census would be optional.
Jedi Knights Are Libertarian The release noted that, during the previous census in 2001, [Twenty one thousand] 21,000 respondents listed their religion as “Jedi Knight.” The official presumably pointed this out to suggest that these Canadians were protesting the personal question on the census form…