Oct 12, 2019, 11:23 AM
”…Created equal …” is an incomplete sentence. In P this would have to be a complete sentence. “…. are created by nature, equal before the laws of nature and the natural law of reciprocity.” It’s just poetic. And they use property or tort rather than reciprocity.
” … associated …” doesn’t mean anything. I can gossip and spread a rumor about you, and cause people to associate you with something negative.
“… aristocracy..” meant and means rule by the best, in other words, meritocracy, demonstrated by military defense, achievement of wealth, and contribution to the political government of the polity.
Truth will bring meritocracy. If we produce families producing consistent meritocracy over generations we will produce nobility. If we produce a government by people from that nobility, we will produce an aristocracy. If that hierarchy of merit is defended by rule of law by sovereignty and reciprocity, by universal standing in matters of the commons, then it is very hard for aristocracy to survive without in fact surviving on meritocracy.
Same goes for entrepreneurs today. The problem was removing the requirement that one demonstrate meritocracy in order to participate in government., We call this error the universal franchise. But that was a mistake. Furthermore, instead of the aristocracy producing policy and the government acting as a jury, and the bureaucracy enforcing it, we gave the decision to the government and removed the veto of the aristocracy.
That’s the problem.
Demonstrated excellence is the only test of merit.