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The master described by Lao-Tzu is a great diplomat who governs his people justly The master shows that he is not egocentric because of his unrelenting duty to the people His devotion to his position and his love for his countrymen create a symbyosis between the king and his kingdom which only results in a prosporous community The priciples by Lao-Tzu however may be more ideal then they are practical Lao-Tzus master governs people of a different culture and on top of this he governs a chinese utopia where reality is separated by idealistic imagination The master is great man and his people are great people But in reality rulers can be corrupt and the governed can be intolerable Rulers can still use some of Lao Tzus teachings to help them govern the people justly But these applications of the master towards the government may not be affective once the bounderies of different cultures are crossed Lao-Tzu made the Tao-Te Ching for another culture and some of its teaching are too impractical The Tao conflicts with many of the ways the United States is goverened and could hardly be used as a guide to governing people in this country Lao-Tzu is not wrong in his writings but the way our country is run is incompatible with Lao-Tzus master The Tao would certainly make an impossible task out of the job of the most important person in our country the President of the United States When the master governs the people are hardly aware that he exitstwhen his work is done the people say Amazing we did it all by ourselves When the president governs it is impossible to not know that he exists People are bombarded daily with images and minor stories of the president no matter how insignificant they may be Some stories such as what bills are being passed are justifiably printed while other stories such as where
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