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The "Golden Rule" Is The Foundation Of Democracy
"Treat Others As You Would Like To Be Treated"

By Rev. Bill McGinnis, Pastor - InternetChurchOfChrist.org
Director - Internet Church Of Christ - LoveAllPeople.org

      
            THE GOLDEN RULE IS THE FOUNDATION OF DEMOCRACY

            "Treat Others As You Would Like To Be Treated"


DEMOCRACY: literally, rule by the people: from the Greek "de" (people) and 
"kratos" (rule).
 
      Source: Britannica.com

The Golden Rule, "Treat Others As You Would Like To Be Treated," is the foundation of Democracy, because the Golden Rule directs us to give the same power to others as we would like to have for ourselves, namely, the power to make decisions in matters affecting our lives. How much power? The same as we have ourselves, and this leads immediately to the idea of "one person, one vote," with all votes being of equal weight.

So, Democracy is the natural result of applying the Golden Rule to the question: "What kind of government should we have?" Similarly, the Golden Rule leads directly to the idea of equality of all people under the law.

When it is applied to Politics, the Golden Rule leads to policies which create "The Greatest Good For The Greatest Number, With Basic Rights For All." Thus, total good is maximized and none are denied their basic rights in life. This is a perfect formula for happiness and social stability anywhere!

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