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What is Scientology’s view of democracy?
Scientology is nonpolitical. Individual Scientologists hold their own political views and tend to support governments or political parties which form democratic systems, honor the dignity and freedom of citizens and protect human rights.
L. Ron Hubbard wrote of his views of democracy that it, “postulates a belief in the goodness of men and the good sense of men in council. It postulates the belief that men should be free to decide things for themselves. It outlaws tyranny as undesirable and relegates government to the service of the group rather than the group to the service of the government.”
And further, he wrote that, “where a government is obviously working hard for all its people, rather than for some special interest group or insane dictator, one should support it to the limit.”
Mr. Hubbard’s attitude toward democracy is best expressed in his statement that:
“...democracy works and works far better than any other type of political activity.
“Democracy is probably the best political theory, workably, that has been introduced over the last twenty-five hundred years.”
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