What is Government
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Government & Politics
What is Government?
Government is a set of rules and institutions that people CITIZENS set up in order to function together as a unified society.
Citizens are either born in the country or obtain their citizenship and can participate in an informed way. In doing so they become GOOD ACTIVE CITIZENS!
POLITICS is how power is distributed. It involves the decisions of who holds office and how the individual and or groups make those decisions.
In both a REPUBLIC and a DEMOCRACY supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them.
Republic VS Democracy
A REPUBLIC typically follows a constitution, in order to ensure that the elected official to lead the government does not upset the rights which citizens have been given for equality. A DEMOCRACY government permits its citizens to vote for the individuals who they trust and they feel will value citizen’s rights and opinions.
It makes the difference between being LED and being a LEADER
Anyone can be a citizen but in order to be a GOOD and ACTIVE citizen you must be educated
It requires an understanding of how government works, and how we can participate.
Knowledge is POWER!!!
It takes KNOWLEDGE & EFFORT
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