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Old 18th February 2016, 12:55 AM   #313401  /  #321
Jerome
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Read my posts with the following stupid accent: Pleasant Living
Back to Hermit's ignorance of the US system.

We are a republic, not a democracy, not a monarchy.

Power is from the people, our system is designed to have the greatest power at the lowest level possible. For example, the highest level of law enforcement is on the county level with the elected Sheriff. The State and national government require permission to enforce law within the county.
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