The government style I picked is an absolute monarchy. An absolute monarchy is where the authority has complete power of everyone else. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absolute_monarchy When people here about a monarchy, they commonly think of kings and queens, which have been around forever, since biblical times. The bible, in many ways, mirrors this style of government. In comparing an absolute monarchy to the bible, you could go a couple different ways with it. For example, you could look at it as God is the absolute monarch. This would make sense because God is the ultimate authority, and we all own up to Him. Another way you could look at it is if the kings of Israel were the absolute monarchs. This would also make sense, because they ruled the land at that point, yet they still had someone over them to own up to, which is God.
A mild difference between the bible and the typical election of the next monarch, is that God would elect the next. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Samuel+16&version=ESV God would not pick the “expected leaders”. Instead, he picked people like David, small and without much experience. Today, when electing monarchs, they are typically hereditary, and have been preparing all their life for the position.
Whether a monarch from today, or from the bible, we are told to respect and submit to the king https://theorthodoxlife.wordpress.com/2013/10/29/biblical-monarchy-and-the-book-of-judges/ This type of leadership is everywhere today. For example, a coach of a team could be considered a monarch. The coach doesn’t have to submit to anyone with the way they choose to coach, and as players, you are expected to submit and obey their authority. In any leadership position there are going to beeps and downs. We are human. In a monarchy, if you have a good leader who does things to better the community, it is going to be a well run government style.
A monarchy is a good and biblical type of government because it was used in the past, and it’s efficient, in a sense that the monarch makes the final decision and has absolute power. Even though this style of government isn’t super popular today, it has a ton of advantages to it. It also is comparable to our beliefs. You can look at God as a monarch. He has absolute power, and we are to submit and honor him. The Lord commands us to submit to any governing authority, in Romans 13, so whatever government style you’re under, keep this passage in mind.
In my ideal community, the government style would be a republic. A republic is a form of government in which the people elect an authority, or representative to establish laws and have control over the people. https://www.1215.org/lawnotes/lawnotes/repvsdem.htm This is a great form of government because everyone gets a say in choosing who would be the best fit for our country. Although, not everyone will agree with the leader elected, everyone was given the opportunity to vote and give an opinion of who they think should be in control.
This form of government gives us the freedom and rights to make decisions that will potentially affect us. I, personally, would rather be able to vote for something, so that my opinion is being heard, rather than having someone else or a group of people deciding something for me. This is true for many others. People want to be able to express what they value and expect in a leader, and in a republic, they are able to do that. We all have different views on how we think a government should be run, and we are able to vote for whoever is portraying the same important political beliefs we have. https://www.britannica.com/topic/republic-government describes a republic as a style of government that the “sovereignty rest with the people”. This is very true, since the people don’t run the government, they are put in charge of voting for the best fit to run the government.
Another reason why a republic is one of the best forms of government is because it protects the interest of people. A leader is elected to look at a situation and deal with it in the way that will benefit the people. If the leader does not deal with it in a way that benefits the people, they should be able to elect them out of office, and find a leader that has a selfless way of ruling, and will try adhere to the needs of the nation.
These are a few reasons why I think a republic is a great style of government. It puts the power in the hands of the people, which has its pros and cons to both sides, but it gives everyone an equal chance to vote for who they want. Obviously this system isn’t flawless. There are downsides to the way a republic can be run. For example, differences in opinions can create discord between Americans, but people will never see completely eye to eye, even if they share some of the same beliefs. There’s always something people will disagree with. Nothing will ever be ran perfectly until we get to heaven under God’s control, so we have something to look forward to.
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