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What is The Rule of Law as Opposed to The Rule of Persons?

Compares and contrasts rule of law with rule of men.

Rule of law is a concept where the law is the supreme rule. The government and the people under that government are all under the rule of law. A government under the rule of law is subject and bound by its constitution. Contrary, a rule of men is a society where one or few rule arbitrarily. The government is not subject to law; rather the law is subject to the government. A constitution tries to establish the rule of law by creating a government that has restrictions on it. It also does it by making very general laws that need to be interpreted by a separate judiciary. The term for making a fundamental law that sets up and controls a government is “constitutionalism.” 

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