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kasmic
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4/22/2015 3:26:39 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
So I want to do a debate on this topic in the future. Before I do so I want to know what people think.

What is the proper role of Government.

I put this in the main forum as I am looking for a variety of responses. IE philosophical, economic, religious, political, etc...

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4/22/2015 4:59:04 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/22/2015 4:41:04 PM, Wylted wrote:
Take whatever 95% of the responses you get to this, and reverse them.

That sounds likely to reflect what your views will be.... that is unless no one responds.
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4/22/2015 6:31:52 PM
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At 4/22/2015 3:26:39 PM, kasmic wrote:
So I want to do a debate on this topic in the future. Before I do so I want to know what people think.

What is the proper role of Government.

I put this in the main forum as I am looking for a variety of responses. IE philosophical, economic, religious, political, etc...

http://www.sensiblesoapbox.com...

- I am coming from an Islamic background, so I can offer you some of the definitions given to Government by Muslims. There are 5 major schools of political theory in the Islamic Tradition (Abu Rabi', al-Farabi, al-Marudi, al-Ghazali, Ibn Khaldun). I'll probably be mentioning some of their views:

> Qur'anic: "Allah commands you to render trusts to whom they are due and when you judge between people to judge with justice." (4:58). >>> This verse is generally used as the base definition of Government: "a Government is an institution which preserves the common trust of & prevents injustice against its subjects"

> Legal: "a Government is an institution which is representative of its subjects in preserving the common benefit" ash-Shafi'i.

> Political: "a Government is an institution which prevents injustice other than such as it commits itself" Ibn Khaldun.
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4/22/2015 7:04:09 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/22/2015 6:31:52 PM, Yassine wrote:
At 4/22/2015 3:26:39 PM, kasmic wrote:
So I want to do a debate on this topic in the future. Before I do so I want to know what people think.

What is the proper role of Government.

I put this in the main forum as I am looking for a variety of responses. IE philosophical, economic, religious, political, etc...

http://www.sensiblesoapbox.com...

- I am coming from an Islamic background, so I can offer you some of the definitions given to Government by Muslims. There are 5 major schools of political theory in the Islamic Tradition (Abu Rabi', al-Farabi, al-Marudi, al-Ghazali, Ibn Khaldun). I'll probably be mentioning some of their views:

> Qur'anic: "Allah commands you to render trusts to whom they are due and when you judge between people to judge with justice." (4:58). >>> This verse is generally used as the base definition of Government: "a Government is an institution which preserves the common trust of & prevents injustice against its subjects"

> Legal: "a Government is an institution which is representative of its subjects in preserving the common benefit" ash-Shafi'i.

> Political: "a Government is an institution which prevents injustice other than such as it commits itself" Ibn Khaldun.

Interesting. Not sure I could disagree with that.
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