A day of study.
Historical fiction researcher and authors are interested in politics. Australia is a Commonwealth - which is a nation, state, or other political entity founded on law and united by a compact of the people for the common good.
Trump and the GOP run or want to run, a Democratic Republic - a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote for officers and representatives responsible to them.
So, Australia's leaders voted in by the people, are always subject to the law.
In the US, the people have given the political party they voted for control of the law. The people's power is only at the time of the election. A long wait if you get it wrong.
Is my interpretation relatively accurate? I just want to understand what seems unfathomable. I'm not an expert. Would anyone else like to give me their interpretation?
Power play in the political sand box.
US President Donald Trump looks away and smirks when a hand is offered to him by a leader of a free country, Australia.
Donald Trump playacts the controller and needs to be the one to offer the handshake. Place you own interpretation on this. Meanwhile, my country's Prime Minister Turnbull has been treated like (again, put your interpretation in here) by him.
Prime Minister Turnbull did not the guts to protest the health cuts for US people and appeared to approve of them, and is sucking it up.
Feeling even repulsed that today laws were changed in a first world country that ensures that existing male erectile dysfunction would not be seen as a pre-existing condition, and would be covered for medical assistance. But, recent rape of a woman or domestic violence will be a pre-existing condition and would not to be covered for medical, social, or mental health assistance?
That's violence against women condoned, in that it's not worthy of support. How can that be?
When a government makes discriminatory laws that are a dangerous situation for those discriminated against, everywhere, as corruption spreads if not stopped.
Today I was ashamed of my Australian Prime Minister Turnbull for not standing up for human rights and women's rights to affordable health care.
Today, his diplomacy looks more like cowardice at a crucial moment of a law change that will affect millions of people.
Bully-boy in the political-sandpit power-play continues as President Donald Trump forces Australia's Prime Minister Turnbull to lean in to accept Trump's hand. Photo CreditAl Drago/The New York Time.
Think what you like, but photos do not lie.
megalomaniac > synonyms
4 power-hungry adj.
2 individualistic adj.egocentric
2 selfish adj.
1 psychoneurotic adj.
I am buying and will read On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder (Author)
The premise of the book “On Tyranny” is not that Hitler is just like Trump or Trump is just like Hitler. The premise is that democratic republics usually fail and it’s useful for us to see how they fail. One of the ways a democratic republic can fail is Germany in 1933. There are plenty of other examples in the book, also from the left wing Czechoslovakia in 1948 becoming communist. The point of the book is that these things really happened over and over again and that intelligent people, no less intelligent than us, experienced them and left a record for us to learn from. So what I’m trying to do in the book is to help us to learn from that record so we don’t have events like Germany in 1933 or Czechoslovakia in 1948. Just saying “Hitler’s not like Trump” or “Trump is not like Hitler” isn’t going to save us. Learning for the past though, could.
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