Democracy has the very best 'good vs bad compass' because what is considered 'good and bad' are just social distinctions. Morality isn't absolute, its a reflection of the cumulative morals of the individuals living in it.
That is the one thing that democracy excels at over other forms of government. The protection of individuals rights. Its not perfect, but it is better than the others. Don't forget Churchills words "Democracy is the worst type of government, accept for all the others"
And we can easily determine if prayer is effective. There have been numerous studies on it. Medicine is always more effective than prayer. There have never been any side effects from mixing prayer with medicine. It's not a leap of logic to equate supplying medicine with supplying food, water or shelter. Denying the later 3 is legal neglect of a minor, so should be denying medicine.
And people keep saying 'If I choose this, or if I choose that" Im all in favor of people choosing for themselves all they want. I don't see any reason suicide or euthanasia should be illegal. Laws should only be there to protect others. And I think there should be laws to protect children from physically harming their children through neglect of any type.
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