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August 14, 2008 Gunny G Definitions from the Soldiers Training Manual Issued November 30, 1928
TM 2000-25 TRAINING MANUAL
CITIZENSHIP Prepared under direction of the Chief of Staff This manual supersedes Manual of Citizenship Training The use of the publication “The Constitution of the States,” by Harry Atwood, is by permission and courtesy of the author. The source of other references is shown in the bibliography.
“TM 2000-25: 118-120″
A government of the masses. Authority is derived through mass meeting or any other form of direct expression. Results in mobocracy. Attitude toward property is communistic, negating property rights. Attitude toward law is that the will of the people shall regulate, whether it be based upon deliberation, or governed by passion, prejudice, and impulse, without restraint or regard to consequences. Results in demagoguery , license, agitation, discontent, and anarch.
Authority is derived through election by the people of public officials best fitted to represent them. Attitude toward property is respect for laws and individual rights, and a sensible economic procedure. Attitude toward law is the administration of justice in accord with fixed principles, and established evidence, with a strict regard to consequences. A greater number of citizens and extent of territory may be brought within its compass. Avoids the dangerous extreme of either tyranny or mobocracy. Results in statesmanship, liberty, reason, justice, contentment, and progress.
A G. 014.33 (4-28-8).] C.P. SUMMERALL,
Chief of Staff. OFFICIAL: LUTZ WAHL,
Major General, The Adjutant General
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