Piano, the Empire did not destroy Alderaan for no reason.
Your mistake brings up a very important point that, those of us who have the correct interpretation of the event, can help you with.
I agree with pianodwarf about the Empire. And don't you dare bring up any information from that forgery Episode One, any fanfiction apocrypha or anything other than the Original Trilogy, you heretic. I have phasered people for less.