Different..

According to Webster: dif·fer·ent, 1. Unlike in form, quality, amount, or nature; dissimilar: 2. Distinct or separate: 3. Various or assorted: 4. Differing from all others; unusual:

 So why do we, i.e., Americans, use examples such as, apples and oranges, Ford’s and Chevys, day and night, black-and-white, up and down, left and right, and the real kicker, Republican and Democrat to describe differences.

 Apples and oranges? Apples and oranges are both edible fruit, both sweet to our taste buds, both bright attractive colors, both spherical objects, accordingly if our intent is to describe a difference between two things, people, or ideals? Wouldn’t a better example be; apples and Republicans, or oranges and Democrats? Due to the fact that in the current political arena in America today, ideology aside, there is no difference between a Republican and a Democrat.

 re·pub·li·can:  1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a republic. 2. Being in favor of a republic as the best form of government. 3. Republican. Of, relating to, characteristic of, or belonging to the Republican Party of the United States. — re·pub“li·can·ism n.

 re·pub·lic: 1.a. A political order whose head of state is not a monarch and in modern times is usually a president. b. A nation that has such a political order. 2.a. A political order in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who are entitled to vote for officers and representatives responsible to them. b. A nation that has such a political order. 3. Often Republic. A specific republican government of a nation: 4. An autonomous or partially autonomous political and territorial unit belonging to a sovereign federation. 5. A group of people working as equals in the same sphere or field:

 dem·o·crat: 1. An advocate of democracy. 2. Democrat. A member of the Democratic Party.

 de·moc·ra·cy: 1. Government by the people, exercised either directly or through elected representatives. 2. A political or social unit that has such a government. 3. The common people, considered as the primary source of political power. 4. Majority rule. 5. The principles of social equality and respect for the individual within a community.

 So I ask you? What is not to understand; “A Republic,  the supreme power lies in a body of citizens. “A Democracy, The common people, considered as the primary source of political power.

 So where is the problem? Answer: Simple, the people we, “we the people,” have hired, i.e., elected, to represent and govern us, regardless of their party affiliation, either have never picked up a dictionary, or they simply don’t know how to read. Our problems in America do not lie with Webster’s definitions, they lie with us, i.e., “we the people,” who have hired, i.e., elected the men and women presently serving as Congressman, and Congresswoman, and Senators, and especially the individuals serving as President and Vice President of the United States who accept the wages we pay them to “serve and protect” us from all threats, and foreign and domestic.

 Ending with a simple question? Do you feel “served and protected” by America’s present administration?

Crusader Rabbit…

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