Should anyone entering public service, in any capacity, renounce and sever all religious affiliations? (The idea being that they go into it with the desire to serve the state, rather than a desire to serve their religion.) Should politicians' complete financial records be available to the public to scrutinise? The idea being that they go into the job to serve the state rather than to get rich. Should the guardians of a state (the military, if used more decently than they often are these days) be looked after quite well by the state, as Plato suggests? Give them a nice house, concubines (male or female, depends on the soldier's gender and/or sexual preference), no taxes, nice food and such, et cetera? Should those who ignore the commonly accepted standards of the state and harm the people of that state for their own gain (ie. criminals) gain any comfort or succor at all from the state they damaged? Does their rejection of the state mean the state has no obligation to look after them? Or does the state have the responsibility to look after such people no matter how much harm they inflict?