The Taxonomy emerges from phenomena of which we can become aware. This awareness may be experienced as axiomatic in the sense that matters could not be otherwise. I believe that applies in what follows below and in the next topic.
Irrespective of cultural or personal views, certain duties, known as governance duties, emerge when societies form. These duties are:
Because all societies need governing, they must set up specific institutions responsible for governing.
These institutions must align with the culture of the society and with the talents and skills of individuals who are likely to fill the various roles.
Government as an institution is inherently:
In meeting needs (Axiom #1) and creating institutions (Axiom #2), the rationale of any government should be to serve the people—not the other way around.
Members of societies may expect governing duties (Axiom #1) to be minimal, to have a moderate involvement in civic life, or expect them to be pervasive and controlling. That is a «».
«Serving the people» means pursuing what is right and good for them in their judgement.
Originally posted: July 2009; Last updated: 25-Feb-2014