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To the Mentally Challenged Donald Trump
If you think Trump is the United States' Commander - in- Chief, THINK AGAIN. The Parasite is less intellectual than a fourth grader
No One Is More Low Class Vulgar Trash than You Mr. Vulgar-in-Chief
This represents many Americans. They sell their soul for money, they lie, cheat, and steal
How stupid some Americans can be- not even in the third world one can find such idiocy. How much is evil Trump paying those mentally challenged people?
How Abusive, Biased Policing Destroys American Lives
Mr. President, you are delusional, a liar, a con-artist and a traitor and should be hospitalized. You are Brain Damaged.
TODAY, FEBRUARY 5TH, 2020 MAKES ONE WONDER IF FREUD WAS PRECISELY CORRECT
A Fascist Nazi says clearly: "I am above the law." This is a special message to Fascist Trump
I JUST WISH THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WOULD SHUT UP AND STOP PRETENDING TO BE FREE
This is not really funny; it is very, very sad - a
villager in Trump's "shit-hole' Africa would answer easily
My Journalist Idol, Ted Koppel who was fired for telling the truth
There is absolutely not even minimal doubt that there are many, many people who are citizens of this Waste-Land, the United States of America who have no education whatsoever and do not understand how the US system works as it has worked since 1776. On the 4th of July, many Americans celebrate without understanding or knowing what they are celebrating. They drink their Budweiser and Bud Light and play around without a care and without knowing what it is they are celebrating. They wave American Flags and shout "USA, USA" with no idea why.
HERE IS HOW OUR IDIOT MADE AMERICA GREAT. IF YOU ARE A WHITE SUPREMATIST, YOU ARE AN IDIOT AND SHALL FOREVER BE.
Please allow this humble writer to remind you that such celebrations are in jeopardy. The reason is that you have a Donald (Shit Hole) Trump who is determined to destroy our system of Checks and Balances. Of course, I do not expect everyone to understand what that is, and that is why I am here.
The United States of America is designed (as a democracy-or as some mentally deprived Americans say it is not a democracy, it is a Republic-Here I say: education is priceless, indeed) to have three branches of government to check on one another and make sure that there is no abuse of power. These branches are: the executive branch (the White House), the legislative branch (both houses of Congress), and the judicial branch (our court system). Each of these branches is completely independent from the other two and their number one job is to make sure that the others are not abusing power.
No, to those of you who have no idea about anything and are still American Citizens, I warn you seriously and urgently that the executive branch, Donald (Shit Hole) Trump, is going beyond his boundaries and is attempting to destroy that system of Checks and Balances. He is actually in the process of imploding it as he implodes his towers and hotels in his gangster land, Las Vegas.
IF YOU ARE A WHITE SUPREMATIST, YOU ARE AN IDIOT AND SHALL FOREVER BE.
Please wake up from your coma and protect our Constitution and our country. Call your useless congress or senator representative and ask to impeach and imprison this gangster traitor who is determined to destroy the United States as we know it.
Today, February 5th, 2020, our Legislative Branch joined Nazi Trump in abusing the people of the United States and dismantling the Constitution. This coming November, be sure to make yourself and your family free from the slavery of the Republican Christians. Do not cast your vote for any Republican and certainly do not vote for the Reincarnated HITLER named Donald Trump.
. Sabri g. Bebawi
ALWAYS REMEMBER: A COWARD DIES A THOUSAND TIMES A DAY;
A MORALY BRAVE, BUT ONCE. REPUBLICANS DIE A THOUSAND TIMES A DAY.
The Republic, Plato
Synopsis of Plato's "The Republic."
Republic vs. Democracy: What Is the Difference?
In both a republic and a democracy, citizens are empowered to participate in a representational political system. They elect people to represent and protect their interests in how the government functions.
In a republic, an official set of fundamental laws, like the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, prohibits the government from limiting or taking away certain “inalienable” rights of the people, even if that government was freely chosen by a majority of the people. In a pure democracy, the voting majority has almost limitless power over the minority.
The United States, like most modern nations, is neither a pure republic nor a pure democracy. Instead, it is a hybrid democratic republic.
The main difference between a democracy and a republic is the extent to which the people control the process of making laws under each form of government.
Power Held By
The population as a whole
A voting majority has almost unlimited power to make laws. Minorities have few protections from the will of the majority.
The people elect representatives to make laws according to the constraints of a constitution.
Laws made by elected representatives of the people.
Protection of Rights
Rights can be overridden by the will of the majority.
A constitution protects the rights of all people from the will of the majority.
Athenian democracy in Greece (500 BCE)
The Roman Republic (509 BCE)
Even when the delegates of the United States Constitutional Convention debated the question in 1787, the exact meanings of the terms republic and democracy remained unsettled. At the time, there was no term for a representative form of government created “by the people” rather than by a king. In addition, American colonists used the terms democracy and republic more or less interchangeably, as remains common today. In Britain, the absolute monarchy was giving way to a full-fledged parliamentary government. Had the Constitutional Convention been held two generations later, the framers of the U.S. Constitution, having been able to read the new constitution of Britain, might have decided that the British system with an expanded electoral system might allow America to meet its full potential for democracy. Thus, the U.S. might well have a parliament rather than a Congress today.
Founding Father James Madison may have best described the difference between a democracy and a republic:
“It [the difference] is that in a democracy, the people meet and exercise the government in person: in a republic, they assemble and administer it by their representatives and agents. A democracy, consequently, must be confined to a small spot. A republic may be extended over a large region.”
The fact that the Founders intended that the United States should function as a representative democracy, rather than a pure democracy is illustrated in Alexander Hamilton’s letter of May 19, 1777, to Gouverneur Morris.
“But a representative democracy, where the right of election is well secured and regulated & the exercise of the legislative, executive and judiciary authorities, is vested in select persons, chosen really and not nominally by the people, will in my opinion be most likely to be happy, regular and durable.”
In a pure democracy, all citizens who are eligible to vote take an equal part in the process of making laws that govern them. In a pure or “direct” democracy, the citizens as a whole have the power to make all laws directly at the ballot box. Today, some U.S. states empower their citizens to make state laws through a form of direct democracy known as the ballot initiative. Put simply, in a pure democracy, the majority truly does rule and the minority has little or no power.
The concept of democracy can be traced back to around 500 BCE in Athens, Greece. Athenian democracy was a true direct democracy, or “mobocracy,” under which the public voted on every law, with the majority having almost total control over rights and freedoms.
In a republic, the people elect representatives to make the laws and an executive to enforce those laws. While the majority still rules in the selection of representatives, an official charter lists and protects certain inalienable rights, thus protecting the minority from the arbitrary political whims of the majority. In this sense, republics like the United States function as “representative democracies.”
Perhaps as a natural outgrowth of Athenian democracy, the first documented representative democracy appeared around 509 BCE in the form of the Roman Republic. While the Roman Republic’s constitution was mostly unwritten and enforced by custom, it outlined a system of checks and balances between the different branches of government. This concept of separate governmental powers remains a feature of almost all modern republics.
The following statement is often used to define the United States' system of government: "The United States is a republic, not a democracy.” This statement suggests that the concepts and characteristics of republics and democracies can never coexist in a single form of government. However, this is rarely the case. As in the United States, most republics function as blended “representational democracies” featuring a democracy’s political powers of the majority tempered by a republic’s system of checks and balances enforced by a constitution that protects the minority from the majority.
To say that the United States is strictly a democracy suggests that the minority is completely unprotected from the will of the majority, which is not correct.
As a republic’s most unique feature, a constitution enables it to protect the minority from the majority by interpreting and, if necessary, overturning laws made by the elected representatives of the people. In the United States, the Constitution assigns this function to the U.S. Supreme Court and the lower federal courts.
For example, in the 1954 case of Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court declared all state laws establishing separate racially segregated public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional.
In its 1967 Loving v. Virginia ruling, the Supreme Court overturned all remaining state laws banning interracial marriages and relationships.
More recently, in the controversial Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that federal election laws prohibiting corporations from contributing to political campaigns violated the corporations’ constitutional rights of free speech under the First Amendment.
The constitutionally-granted power of the judicial branch to overturn laws made by the legislative branch illustrates the unique ability of a republic’s rule of law to protect the minority from a pure democracy’s rule of the masses.