It has been said that you judge a society by how it treats its weakest members How are we doing?

Western culture national culture -- any culture all cultures any society all societies You do not judge them on how they treat the best wealthiest and strongest within the society -- You judge it by the weakest How any society treats those with the least ability to defend themselves -- the most unable to... show more Western culture national culture -- any culture all cultures any society all societies

You do not judge them on how they treat the best wealthiest and strongest within the society -- You judge it by the weakest

How any society treats those with the least ability to defend themselves -- the most unable to attack or repel -- the smallest in number the minority the helpless

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You can judge a society by the way it treats its animals." - Gandhi

Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members.~Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973), My Several Worlds [1954].

The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
~Dietrich Bonhoeffer

A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization.
~Samuel Johnson, Boswell: Life of Johnson

The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities.~John E. E. Dalberg, Lord Acton, The History of Freedom in Antiquity, [1877].

"...the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; those who are in the shadows of life; the sick, the needy and the handicapped. " ~ Last Speech of Hubert H. Humphrey

"A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members." ~ Mahatma Ghandi


"Any society, any nation, is judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members -- the last, the least, the littlest."
~Cardinal Roger Mahony, In a 1998 letter, Creating a Culture of Life

The greatness of America is in how it treats its weakest members: the elderly, the infirm, the handicapped, the underprivileged, the unborn. ~Bill Federer


"A society will be judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members and among the most vulnerable are surely the unborn and the dying,"
~Pope John Paul II


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There is not just ONE group that belongs to weakest -- There are many groups that define the weakest memebers -- helpless weak minority without the ability to defend --- takes in a lot of people groups and so on --

The weakest -- are a well populated group

How are we doing as a society judging it upon this basis ?
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