Common Good


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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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He points to the mid-1960s as the last time Democrats talked convincingly about the common good, and points especially to President Johnson.
He has no use for a constitutional (or, as far as one can tell, moral) right to privacy, which he regards as a "constitutional wrecking ball" that has become inimical to the very principle of the common good. Ditto for the notions of government neutrality and free expression.
Frankly, my hope is that the Chamber's decision to support HB 1309 is soon forgotten from being overtaken by many greater acts of service by business to the common good; but in the meantime, it's got my vote.
The political community exists to achieve the full development of each of its members, who, in turn, must cooperate to attain the common good.
"I know that councillors in other areas are also looking at Common Good funding to see if they can mitigate the loss of grass cutting."
All India Muslim League (AIML) was formed in 1906, since then only two political parties were launched for common good. In 1967 Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto(ZAB) after leaving the Ayub cabinet launched the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) to achieve an equitable distribution of wealth.
I would urge anyone in these communities that if they have an idea that they think would benefit their community, to consider applying for funding from their common good fund.
It can, then, form a crucial part of the common good. The well-being of children begins at home but naturally and inevitably expands to the environment outside the home.
That is, General justice is ordered to the common good.
How do we apply the concept of the common good to the digital age?
The politics of Nigeria in this light endorses injustice, supports personal interest and defeats common good.
Vote for candidates who have the common good of country as top concern, Catholics told !-- -- Gaea Katreena Cabico (philstar.com) - January 28, 2019 - 5:50pm MANILA, Philippines The Catholic faithful should vote for candidates who have the common good of the country as their main concernin the upcoming midterm elections, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines said Monday.