Wherefore, honest men and wise men should be sought for diligently, and good men and wise men ye should observe to uphold; (D&C 98:10)

Monday, September 21, 2015

The Form of Government That Inspires the Most Trust

  1. 1.
    a form of government in which possession of property is required in order to hold office.
  2. 2.
    a form of government in which rulers are motivated by ambition or love of honor.

I had a friend share that she wanted the timocracy form of government. The first image I thought of was of diving war planes into navy ships. The kamikaze of Japan in WWII.

The form of government that inspires the most trust from me is one where correct principles are taught and the people then govern themselves.

The question comes, "How do you know that correct principles are being taught?" or "Who decides what thee correct principles are?"

My answer is that there is a marketplace of ideas protected by the primacy of freedom of expression. That there is no authority able to suppress any idea or system of ideas. Neither an authority to promote one set of ideas above another.

This is enshrined in the USA as the first amendment.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.


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