(Minghui.org) Which one is better, a monarchy or a democracy? With the recent debates about colonialism and land stealing, people often believe democracy would be a fairer system of government. In China, under the influence of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), many people blindly reject traditional values to follow the lead of the CCP.

In my opinion, the form of government—be it a monarchy, a democracy, or any other governing system—is unimportant. What is important is the moral strength of the society. Without strong moral standards that everyone agrees on and tried to follow, it makes no difference what kind of government is in place. Society will go downhill when people’s moral standards decline.

For example, a parent with a high moral values will impart such values to his family and lead them on a path to health, safety, and prosperity. A morally corrupt parent might teach his children to be greedy and selfish and to fight for personal gain. Such people run into trouble and create conflicts with everyone around them.

The same principle applies to the government. The premise of a stable democratic society is its morality. America’s Founding Fathers believed that only if its citizens were virtuous, had faith in the divine, respected the constitution, and followed the laws would they have a strong sense of responsibility for their country and awareness of social ethics. That meant that they would be humble, work diligently, and help each other. On the other hand, those without that sense of responsibility and ethical behavior would be prone to taking advantage of others for their own benefit, abusing the system, and pushing the society into chaos.

There is a so-called “three-generation rule” that says that a family’s wealth lasts only three generations. The first generation builds the wealth, the second generation sustains the wealth, while the third generation squanders it. Without strong moral values, a family cannot maintain its fortune for more than three generations. How can a country?

Tens of millions of Falun Dafa practitioners are living by traditional values and applying the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in their daily lives. This will benefit society regardless of the political system they are living under, and lead to peace and prosperity in the world.