|In the Name of Almighty God, the All-Knowing, the Most Lovingly Compassionate
One’s perspective regarding government and governance determines the way one should cooperate with the people. If one recognizes government as a privilege and prey of the governors, then the period of governance can be counted as an opportunity to fulfill the expectations of certain individuals and groups or the ostentation and hedonism of the governors.
But if in our view, “government” would be a responsibility before God for establishing justice and a duty to ensure the rights of common people, serving the servants of God and helping the oppressed- then the most important issue will be the people’s concerns. If this is the case, governors would not view themselves as better than other people and they wouldn’t put themselves in any other position except serving the people.
Based upon this view point …
Written by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at 22:21, 2007/12/01
January 7, 2009