The Democratic Rule of Law
- By Bahram Maskanian
The best gift any democratic society can offer its citizens is the democratic rule of law. A democratic rule of law is a system of mutually agreed rules and regulations that must be based on reason, common sense principles, ethical standards, democratic values and ideology.
We, the people, as citizens of a democratic society and country vote for, approve and recognize our democratic rule of law as regulating means of actions and behavior of the citizens, enforced by the imposition of penalties.
Our civilization, personal freedoms, safety, property, security, democracy and culture is protected and held together by the rule of law. Protection of our social safety, health, progress and democratic principles and values requires a large majority of the citizens’ support and respect for democratic rule of law.