Theodemocracy describes a political system under which God is the ultimate source of authority on best governing practices. The notion was first put forth by Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism, who sought to grant power to both God and the people to govern righteously. Theodemocratic states are not secular but entrench religion in their legislation, and often constitution. Its implementation typically involves a set of sexual, patriarchal, militaristic, and ethno-national set of associations. America is somethimes argued to be a theodemocracy, and considering the connection with the histories of both, the continued theme makes sense.
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