The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles (10.1 million km2). With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City. Most of the country is located contiguously in North America between Canada and Mexico.
A contraction is a shortened version of the written and spoken forms of a word, syllable, or word group, created by omission of internal letters and sounds.
A (named , plural As, A's, as, a's or aes) is the first letter and the first vowel of the modern English alphabet and the ISO basic Latin alphabet. It is similar to the Ancient Greek letter alpha, from which it derives. The uppercase version consists of the two slanting sides of a triangle, crossed in the middle by a horizontal bar. The lowercase version can be written in two forms: the double-storey a and single-storey ɑ. The latter is commonly used in handwriting and fonts based on it, especially fonts intended to be read by children, and is also found in italic type.
Democracy (Greek: δημοκρατία dēmokratía, literally "rule by people") is a system of government where the citizens exercise power by voting. In a direct democracy, the citizens as a whole form a governing body and vote directly on each issue. In a representative democracy the citizens elect representatives from among themselves. These representatives meet to form a governing body, such as a legislature. In a constitutional democracy the powers of the majority are exercised within the framework of a representative democracy, but the constitution limits the majority and protects the minority, usually through the enjoyment by all of certain individual rights, e.g. freedom of speech, or freedom of association."Rule of the majority" is commonly referred to as democracy. John Locke wrote: "There is no practical alternative to majority political rule – i.e., to taking the consent of the majority as the act of the whole and binding every individual. It would be next to impossible to obtain the consent of every individual before acting collectively ... No rational people could desire and constitute a society that had to dissolve straightaway because the majority was unable to make the final decision and the society was incapable of acting as one body."Democracy is a system of processing conflicts in which outcomes depend on what participants do, but no single force controls what occurs and its outcomes. The uncertainty of outcomes is inherent in democracy. Democracy makes all forces struggle repeatedly to realize their interests and devolves power from groups of people to sets of rules. Western democracy, as distinct from that which existed in pre-modern societies, is generally considered to have originated in city-states such as Classical Athens and the Roman Republic, where various schemes and degrees of enfranchisement of the free male population were observed before the form disappeared in the West at the beginning of late antiquity. The English word dates back to the 16th century, from the older Middle French and Middle Latin equivalents.
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#TheodoreRoosevelt, was a #Progressive who believed in progress through government action. He wasn't a #Socialist, who believed in government control, but to use government to help people improve their lives, not run them for them.
Getting up close and personal with the holy trinity. . . . Oh and for those of you out there freaking out about the symbols of a triune omniscient God represented here because they are symbols designed for efficient ideological representation by masons; keep in mind that Nazi propaganda is where most of the modern ideological negativity about the Masons being "evil" got started in America. . . This cathedral was founded around the 13th century and predates most records of the masonic democratic organisation. It is therefore likely that this and many of the photos of similar art that I've photographed in the older cathedrals were created by the stone masons union and referenced common themes in religions. . . The reason most modern people think of the freemasons as mysterious or scary is because non-democratic governments are really good at creating persistent fears in the general public regarding groups or peoples perceived as a rising force for democracy. . . Nazi Germany imprisoned not only the Jewish people but Romanians Soviets Belarusians Ukrainians Homosexuals Freemasons the disabled and political rivals - basically anyone that wasn't a Nazi. I abhor the Nazi ideology and have no tolerance for it or derivatives based on it in discourse.
Dear White Friends: Stop Saying Everything Is Going To Be Ok
Stop Saying Everything Is Going To Be Ok. The upsetting part about last night wasn't that democracy "died." It's that democracy worked. And the results showed that an overwhelming part of America does not want minorities here
In the United States, the isolationist America First group was founded in September 1940 to keep the US out of WWII. Meanwhile, the interventionist group Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies was founded in May 1940 to convince Americans that the best way to save their nation was to defend the world's democracies. The debate wasn't settled until Pearl Harbor.
Ed sees Dr. Fleischman because he thinks his eye is jumping up & down, "This morning when I woke up & looked in the mirror, it was like I just killed this deer fly, but it wasn't dead yet, & it's wings were still flapping around. Joel believes it's a facial tic. He asks if he's been experiencing unusual stress lately. Ed says he has about the mayoral election between Holling & Edna, "I've never had a chance to vote before. It's a pretty big responsibility." From "Democracy in America" S3, E15.