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How about people with no money? Are they being equally represented? Seeing as how they make up the majority of our nation...
the one who tells me our basic rights are not to be infringed on because they are ours from an agency beyond man and thus not man's to tamper with is getting a leg up
The only thing is, these are the type of people who would be the most reluctant to "seize power" due to the very traits that would make them a good candidate...
Given that only philosophers can have knowledge, they are clearly the ones best able to grasp what is good for the city, and so are in the best position to know how to run and govern the city. If we only knew that they were virtuous—or at least not inferior to others in virtue—then, Socrates’s friends agree, we could be sure that they are the ones most fit to rule.
Luckily, we do know that philosophers are superior in virtue to everyone else. A philosopher loves truth more than anything else (“philosopher” means “lover of truth or wisdom”); his entire soul strives after truth. This means that the rational part of his soul must rule, which means that his soul is just.