We're a democratic republic.
We can multitask.
Well, we do say "and for the republic for which it stands."
In a pure Democracy, every citizen would have equal power to decide matters of state. That would probably be a pretty disorganized and ineffective system, which is why we have a Republic.
All this talk about fixing Washington and the corrupt political system is completely wasted because nothing will change until the voters get a clue and start voting for people that are more practical and honest about what they can and can't do in office and not the person that tells them everything they want to hear.
This has nothing to do with whether a state is a Republic. A Republic is basically a government that operates around the interest of the public in it's theory. This covers both absolute communist dictatorships, some military juntas and direct democracies.In a pure Democracy, every citizen would have equal power to decide matters of state. That would probably be a pretty disorganized and ineffective system, which is why we have a Republic.
Sweden, where people can browse the emails of their head of state is a republic.
Burma, where people are shot for suggesting policy change is a republic.
Both governments claim to act in express interest of the people. The structure is publically motivated on paper.
You hear about the dead men, women and children in Mexico and other places?
(P.S. I know that Prop 19 alone won't fix the problem, but it's a start.)
But weed is scary and mean.
We had a lesson on Prohibition once in my history class, and after the class was over everyone generally agreed it was a bad thing.
The next day I brought up the possible link to marijuana with my teacher and she literally recoiled with horror at the thought of legalization.
With some people, it seems there's some huge social stigma associated with weed that I can't understand. I bet she has a dozen students who smoke it too.
I would rather smoke weed then tobacco anyday.
Me too, although I'd rather stay away from them both.
I like to consider myself an athlete.
But wait. You're.... in Toronto? The school you're talking about must not have been, right?
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