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pipes October 30th, 2013 6:57pm

When you think of America, do you think of 50 independent countries joined together, or one large country with 50 territories?

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rlands
10/30/13 12:39 pm

It's not a union, it's a nation. To me, the "united" carries more weight than the "states".

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DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
10/30/13 12:09 pm

Every state is sovereign subject only to the US Constitution. That means they have far more authority than a simple territory.

susanr Colorado
10/30/13 12:03 pm

E pluribus unum. Whether the "pluribus" refers to people/origins/backgrounds (my usual interpretation) or states.

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susanr Colorado
10/30/13 12:05 pm

That is, I live in Colorado at present. I've lived in Ohio, Illinois, California, Oregon, that non-state DC, Michigan, and West Virginia, as well. In none of those did I feel I was living in a place fundamentally different than the others.