Ideocrasy: n. rule and/or government based on ideology and/or theory
Whether you are talking about Democracy, Republicanism, Socialism, Communism, Clericism, etc. none will survive in the long duration if it is not ruled by a just morality from which most laws should be deduced and improved upon.
Yes, there will always be the question of individual rights versus majority or collective rights and the often ignored importance of quality over quantity in the long duration but there should be an ultimate ideocrasy or morality which should be taught to all impressionable young minds in any nation or system of government.
When offspring become adults they will realize that any system is not just for everyone and needs improvement. There should be some semblance of certainty as to what is right or wrong so the system can continue to prosper with relative security and peaceful interactions between humans of any nation and across political borders. What ensures this stability, justice, and peaceful interactions? A worldwide just moral code or idiocrasy backed up by just laws which get more just with time and not more unjust or more immoral with time.
A child should understand that it is OK to say in a critical way “you lied to me or you stole from me and that is immoral”. Yes, when the child becomes an adult he or she will realize that the government steals in the form of taxation for the theoretical greater good and there are some emergency situations where stealing and lying can be justified. The adult will realize that society is filled with deceptions and untruths but hopefully a childish sense of justice will prevail and the adult will mostly seek out honest, moral, sincere, dependable, trustworthy, competent humans to associate with the most.
That said the ultimate ideocrasy or morality for the modern age is- in non emergency situations- don’t destroy biodiversity, don’t lie, don’t be inefficient, don’t steal, don’t commit adultery if married, and don’t murder.
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