Governing Policies

I seek refuge in The GOD against the rejected devil.

In the name of The GOD, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

I seek refuge in You, my Lord, against the whispers of the devils. And I seek refuge in You, my Lord, lest they come near me.

Government should be simple. For the most part, people should be allowed to govern themselves. But in larger-scale issues, that involve larger groups of people, government policies should be based purely upon the fulfillment of the people’s collective needs. That should, for the most part, simplify things. Things that tend to complicate things, should be avoided as much as possible.

Homeless people, including but not limited to refuges, both domestic and foreign, need homes and jobs. So, if there is space available for people to live in, the rule should be simple: it’s available, these here people need a place, therefore, give it to them. If you’re dealing with multiple groups of people needing homes, and you must choose between giving space to one group or to another, either use a first-come first-serve basis or let the multiple groups talk to each other to decide which group shall get the space. In this way, the people have more self-governance.

There are plenty of jobs. If there is a job that needs to be done, and a person who needs a job physically proves that they can get the job done, then the job should be given to them. If multiple people who need jobs both want the same exact job, then the job shall be given to which person came for it first, unless the multiple job applicants discuss the situation and come to some other agreement. In this way, the people have more self-governance.

Capitalism complicates things. In capitalist society, everyone must do their best to attain more money. We have to do more things for others, not so much for the sake of being helpful, but to gain more money. As a result, nothing is free, because if we give things away for free, we are essentially losing money, which is counter-productive to doing our best to attain more money. This results in debt; people come to make others owe them for things they had given or done for them. The existence of debt is what allows poverty to exist, because poverty occurs when people are incapable of paying off all their debts. You can’t borrow food or a home in a capitalist society for free, and not end up owing someone money. Homes are not free. As soon as anyone inhabits an apartment or house, they owe someone money in return for living there. They enter into a state of debt, because in a capitalist society, people cannot give away homes for free. But in order for anyone to be able to pay for a home, they must have a large enough source of income. For most people, that requires having a job. And to a large degree, even jobs aren’t free. You may not have to pay your employer to hire you, but most of the time even simple job positions will still require a high school diploma or a a GED. But those aren’t free. Education is not free. Even to pass a GED, you still have to get enough of an education. As for high school, there are tuition fees to be paid, on top of other school expenses. In this day and age, most people start their education as tiny children in preschool and kindergarten, as young as 4 years old, and go through years of schooling, often graduating from high school at ages 16-18, after from 12 to 14 years of education that isn’t free. Parents and tax dollars pay for it all. Since we have to pay for even the minimal education that is most commonly a prerequisite for getting hired in most job positions, those job positions are in effect not free. But what if we changed the entire system? Imagine a system with these simple rules: 1) Forgive all debts others owe you; 2) Do your best to pay off your debts to others. This is what would happen: Suppose Joe owes Frank $300,000 for a new home. Joe works hard and saves up $300,000. He visits Frank and tries to give Frank the money, thus fulfilling the above mentioned rule #2 on his own part, but Frank, to fulfill rule # 1 (forgive all debts), forgives Joe’s debt and tells him to keep the money. Now they are at a disagreement. Each one must obey those same two roles, so rather than each person trying to leave with the most money they can, the opposite occurs: a competition of kindness. This would destroy capitalism. This would abolish the existence of debt and poverty.

 

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