Part 1 - American GovernmentPart 1.1 - Principles of American Democracy

12. What is the “rule of law”?

What is the rule of law - Everyone must follow the law
  • Everyone must follow the law.
  • Leaders must obey the law.
  • Government must obey the law.
  • No one is above the law.

John Adams was one of the Founding Fathers and the second president of the United States. He wrote that our country is, “a government of laws, and not of men.” No person or group is above the law. The rule of law means that everyone (citizens and leaders) must obey the laws. In the United States, the U.S. Constitution is the foundation for the rule of law. The United States is a “constitutional democracy” (a democracy with a constitution). In constitutional democracies, people are willing to obey the laws because the laws are made by the people through their elected representatives. If all people are governed by the same laws, the individual rights and liberties of each person are better protected. The rule of law helps to make sure that government protects all people equally and does not violate the rights of certain people.

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¿En qué consiste el “estado de derecho” (ley y orden)?

  • Todos deben obedecer la ley
  • Los líderes deben obedecer la ley
  • El gobierno debe obedecer la ley
  • Nadie está por encima de la ley

ما هو “حكم القانون”؟

  • يجب على الجميع اتباع القانون.
  • يجب على القادة الامتثال للقانون.
  • يجب على الحكومة الامتثال للقانون.
  • لا أحد فوق القانون.

「法治」是什麼?

  • 人人都應遵守法律 。
  • 領導人必須遵守法律 。
  • 政府必須遵守法律 。
  • 沒有任何人在法律之上 。

“법의 지배”란 무엇인가?

  • 모든 사람은 법을 따라야 한다.
  • 지도자들은 법을 준수해야 한다.
  • 정부는 법을 준수해야 한다.
  • 어느 누구도 법에 우선하지 않는다.

Ano ang “pamamayani ng batas”?

  • Ang bawat isa ay dapat sumunod ng batas.
  • Ang mga lider ay dapat sumunod sa batas.
  • Ang pamahalaan ay dapat sumunod sa batas.
  • Walang hindi sakop ng batas.

“Thượng tôn luật pháp” là gì?

  • Mọi người đều phải tuân theo luật pháp.
  • Cả các người lãnh đạo đều phải tuân theo luật pháp.
  • Nhà cầm quyền phải tuân theo luật pháp.
  • Không ai được ở trên pháp luật cả

מהו שלטון החוק (rule of law)?

  • כולם חייבים לציית לחוק
  • מנהיגים חייבים לציית לחוק
  • הממשלה חייבת לציית לחוק
  • אף אחד אינו מעל החוק

Что такое “правление закона”?

  • Каждый должен следовать закону.
  • Лидеры должны подчиняться закону.
  • Правительство должно подчиняться закону.
  • Никто не стоит над законом.

C’fare eshte “rregulli ligjor”?

  • Te gjithe duhet te ndjekin ligjin
  • Udheheqesit duhet ti binden ligjit
  • Qeveria duhet ti bindet ligjit
  • Askush nuk qendron mbi ligjin

Šta je “pravilo zakona?”

  • Svako mora da poštuje zakon
  • Čelnici moraju ispunjavati zakon
  • Vlada mora ispunjavati zakon
  • Niko nije iznad zakona

” .نقش قانون” چیست؟

  • همه باید از قانون تبعیت کنند.
  • رهبران باید از قانون پیروی کنند.
  • دولت باید از قانون تبعیت کند.
  • هیچکس باالتر از قانون نیست.

Quel est le “règlement de la loi” (rule of law)

  • Tout le monde doit suivre la loi
  • Les têtes de gouvernement doivent suivre la loi
  • Le gouvernement doit suivre la loi
  • Personne n’est au-dessus de la loi

“Kev tswj ntawm txoj cai” yog dab tsi?

  • Txhua tus yuav tswm ua raws txoj cai
  • Tsoom thawj coj yuav tsum yoog txoj cai
  • Tsoom fwv yuav tsum yoog txoj cai
  • Tsis muaj ib leej twg hla dhau txoj cai

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