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    The best rules for society

    In your opinion, are the best rules for society already known or something we are still figuring out?

    By best rules, I mean just that. The most optimum set of laws for a society.

    My personal opinion is that we will always be learning about ourselves and constantly having to adjust our theories because of that. We tend to try to make laws out of those theories as they become personal philosophies.
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    Re: The best rules for society

    There is no optimal set of rules for society. It depends on the society, and societies are constantly evolving.
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    Re: The best rules for society

    I don't think the best set of rules(laws) is static. It's a moving target that changes with time.
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    Re: The best rules for society

    Rules protecting individual rights and liberty. Rules to protect individuals from other individuals or entities. Rules strictly limiting the size and scope of all government entities. And, rules where everyone subject to these rules (society) pays a consumer based tax to provide for infrastructure.

    And little else.
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    Re: The best rules for society

    Quote Originally Posted by webrockk View Post
    Rules protecting individual rights and liberty. Rules to protect individuals from other individuals. Rules strictly limiting the size and scope of all government entities. And, rules where everyone subject to these rules (society) pays a consumer based tax to provide for infrastructure.

    And little else.
    So, these are known?

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    Re: The best rules for society

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    In your opinion, are the best rules for society already known or something we are still figuring out?

    By best rules, I mean just that. The most optimum set of laws for a society.

    My personal opinion is that we will always be learning about ourselves and constantly having to adjust our theories because of that. We tend to try to make laws out of those theories as they become personal philosophies.
    I think that on a personal level, they can stay pretty static. On a societal level, I think they should be allowed to change to adapt to the changes in environment and technology that happens over time.

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    Re: The best rules for society

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    So, these are known?
    Most are...The Constitution briefly touches on them.

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    Re: The best rules for society

    Quote Originally Posted by webrockk View Post
    Most are...The Constitution briefly touches on them.
    Well them being in the constitution may or may not mean that they are the best. But I will accept your comment as you thinking that they are known.

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    Re: The best rules for society

    there are 10 of them, and we already know them to well.---Now putting them into practice, is a whole other story.
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    Re: The best rules for society

    The best rules for any given society are subject to the changes in that society. There is no one set of best rules, any more than there is ever a perfect society. Societies rise and fall, die and are reborn, and life goes on.

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