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  • A single nation.

    22 61.11%
  • A federation of nation-states.

    6 16.67%
  • Both

    6 16.67%
  • Neither

    2 5.56%
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Thread: What is the United States?

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    Re: What is the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by GreenvilleGrows View Post
    Thanks, Thunder. I thought it was great way to use a little hyperbole, too - almost poetical.
    The Federal Government takes the States' money (the money that should be going from its citizens to the State instead goes to the Federal government), then the Federal Government makes the State's do things they wouldn't otherwise do in exchange for their own money (things that weren't part of the constitutional agreement). They are "enslaved" to the Federal government much the same way as drug addicts are a slave to their addiction. A state can know what it's doing is wrong and still have no choice but to give in. So, while the word has good effect, it's not really an exaggeration - it's used in a commonly accepted way.
    Sounds to me that this is the same way an employee is enslaves to his company.

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    Re: What is the United States?

    It is really supposed to be a hybrid of the two. The primary focus was to have local governments that were most important to the lives of the citizens but that those local governments would be regulated by the federal government that was supposed to have the best interest of the people at mind with regard to freedom. Obviously, that concept was not well defended by the citizens of the US.
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    Re: What is the United States?

    The entire point of the constitution was that the states, like little children, wouldn't work together for the common good unless they were forced to by a guiding parent figure. The federal government was put in place by the constitution (and the articles of confederation were straight up repealed, so they are no longer valid at all) to keep self-centered state governments in check. It literally exists to tell the states what to do, because they proved they can't be trusted to do the right thing on their own.

    And this isn't even getting into the issue of slavery.

    The United States has been a single nation with sub-regions since 1787.
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