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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The public interest and the general welfare cannot be subsumed under the special or selfish interests of the client.
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.
So we have this current fiscal fiasco, the political power-struggle in Washington and the media hype on television, none of which address the real issue of fiscal responsibility or promoting the general welfare. What's that?
In upholding the Affordable Health Care Act, Chief Justice John Roberts invoked the clause in the Constitution that empowers Congress to levy taxes and pay debts for the general welfare of the country.
Although intended to play a crucial role in the country's social transformation from one system to another, Velinovska says the Court has become an invincible fort that uses its powers not for swift transformation leading to general welfare and social progress but for conservation of the previous system and its exponents, including itself.
"This memory," the minister said, "is at the same time a signpost showing us and the future generations the way of living in peace and solidarity with the others and different, irrespective of their ethnicity, race, gender, religion or any other distinction, for the general welfare."
It promotes and supports the general welfare of patients, and the families of patients, with immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).
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." Ends/SA/FS

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