Theocracy

Why You Should Join

By Morgan MacNeil, Block 2

Theocracy is a form of government in which God or a deity is recognized as the supreme ruler.


The Head of The Government, Their Powers, And How They Are Chosen

God is considered the head of the government, but a civil ruler rules the people. God is said to have all power over the government, and can control anything or anyone. God doesn't have to be chosen, but the civil ruler is chosen by high officials in the theocracy.

The Type of Legislature, And Who Makes The Laws

Their government does not have a legislature, so I don't have much to say about that. Laws can be mad two different ways. (this leads to who makes the laws) You can put together the non-religious and religious branches, which will cooperate like Iran. You can also use a government where a non-religious leader is elected. The laws are created by those government leaders.


The Rights That Citizens Have, And If They Can Vote Or Not

They have no rights except for the ones preached at church. It is mandatory for them to go to church on Sunday's, and it is illegal for them to believe in any other gods. They can't vote either.


Examples of Other Countries Currently With This Government

Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen, Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Malaysia, Mauritania, (Islamic Theocracy) Vatican City is the only Christian Theocracy.


Those Governments Leaders

Hassan Rouhani of Iran Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, Omar al-Bashir of Sudan, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi of Yemen, Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan of United Arab Emirates, Mamnoon Hussain of Pakistan, Perdana Menteri of Malaysia, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania, and Giuseppe Bertello of Vatican City.


The Difference Between Our Government and a Theocracy

Their government is based on religion, where as ours is a government elected by the people, meaning that citizens have the right to elect their leader, and in theocracies God is the supreme ruler, and the civil leader isn't even elected by the people. You are allowed to be religious or not here, but in their government it is mandatory to be religious. Also, the person who rules our government does not look to religion, but Theocracies take advice from religion.


Which Would I Prefer (The One I Got Assigned)

I would prefer the Theocracy because everything is nice and organized. Even though they don't get to vote, I think it is much easier to be able to have a good day-to-day life like we do now, but we don't have to choose a ruler because they are chosen by the high officials. Although you might not like the leader that you have and you'd rather be able to vote, I still think it is less work and I can have an easier life and not have to worry about voting. I think that I don't really need to have many rights, and If you are the type of person that doesn't need many rights, then the leader can give you the rights that are preached at church and move on. You know exactly what you are going to do on Sunday, so that is one less day of planning stuff, which makes even less work for you! Overall, Theocracy is the government that I would choose, and I recommend that you choose it too.


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"What Is the Difference between Democracy and Theocracy?" WikiAnswers. Answers, n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2013.