Yep, that about sums it up!
"Use the Force to satisfy the will of the Force—not to satisfy your own curiosity." ? Odan-Urr
But if they are performing Jedi business, wouldn't that be considered the will of the force?
I like to think that concentration, the distances involved, emotions (both current state and attachment to the object to be moved) and energy (as in using the force is physically draining – in some way, on some level) are all significant factors.
This is why the Sith are far superior.
they only use the force if some politicians from "the republic" say so. otherwise they are bad and are bad like the sith.
also han shot first.
The jedi have always done their best to help maintain order in the republic along with the rest of the universe. They are a separate order, that works with the republic not for it. It's true that over time the republic has tried to use them for their own means. This has even led to conflict. That's why Luke has begun to move the order off world. As to let people see something that they already know. The jedi serve the force not the republic. Read a book kid.
It's a fantasy with no grounding in reality. "The Force" is a mysterious magical force. Right away it's got logical and empirical problems. You might find it more fruitful asking questions that may have real answers and lead to real progress in your life. Maybe something a little less fantastic.