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Common Good

That which is seen as best for a whole community and not simply for any individual or small group within that community. This may be seen in purely utilitarian ways, but it may be founded upon natural law theory. The ideas behind law and democracy assume that the common good is something that can be achieved, or at least should be pursued. Proponents of both regulation and deregulation (or almost any other policy) believe their views best suit the common good.
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Speaking on the occasion, President, Ittefaq Kidney and General Welfare Hospital, Khawaja Aftab Iqbal said that Farzana Adeel would also provide a colour developer for the unit, which would benefit the poor and destitute patients at large.
It is actually an exercise of local autonomy under the General Welfare Clause.
But society and the general welfare are also not served because the adversarial system is not a level playing field.
Side by side former rulers used to perform this Puja for the general welfare of the people of the state and save it from the enemy attack.
Terrebonne Council Vice Chairman Russell Hornsby suggested that local authorities re-evaluate the baggy pants ban in a year, in order to determine whether or not it's had the desired effect on "the general welfare," Huffington Post reports.
Promoting the general welfare is a task codified in the preamble of our Constitution.
The same powers were used to justify the creation of much of the welfare state during the New Deal, with the general welfare given an equally broad definition.
And then there is Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, which empowers the Congress to "provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States.
A person was knighted to recognise meritorious achievement, their chivalric code being to protect the weak, defenceless, helpless and fight for the general welfare of all.
The efforts are continuous in this field as all parties are working for opening up new and broad horizons that take us to build a future of general welfare for the coming generations.
Lane County Senior Services Advisory Council - Vacancies exist, and completed applications are due May 31; council members serve as advocates on matters affecting the general welfare of seniors; for more information and application packet, call 541-682-4137.

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