MeE 2014-01-06 12:58:12 17005
seth 2014-01-06 12:42:24 17005
re the citizen's project's post
i kind of like that the author does not seem sure what voice he/she/it wants to talk in
. then too, i think how we draw a real distinction between "the republic" and "the people" might just be important ... and i am not so very sure that his/her/it's party should even *be* in the priority list ... but, of course, it goes without even saying, that is just me
It is nested, dude, you should have been able to figure that out! You should know by now or if you had taken civics in high school, that this is a democratic republic. The states & the federation of them into the US is all of us - we the people. Again, none of this is a surprise to English speaking people. Maybe just you.
... oh shucks, maybe even my message could not have been clarified by a civics lesson at all .... maybe my language spoke a truth that was just missing over there ... since, it rang quite true over here. But perhaps i should have posed it as a question, rather than just an opinion: What is the salient distinction between the republic and us? do the two different terms really point to different things? Should they? ... eh, dude .... eh, we the people?