Republic vs. Democracy: What Is the Difference?

Key Takeaways: Republic vs. DemocracyRepublics and democracies both provide a political system in which citizens are represented by elected officials who are sworn to protect their interests.In a pure democracy, laws are made directly by the voting majority leaving the rights of the minority largely unprotected.In a republic, laws are made by representatives chosen the people and must comply with a constitution that specifically protects the rights of the minority from the will of the majority.The United States, while basically a republic, is best described as a “representative democracy.”

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The Basics of Keto – Keto Keeping it Simple

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Carbs: Keep your carbs at 20 grams or less per day or 5% of your total calories.  Get your carbs from low glycemic, non-starchy vegetables.

Protein: 1 gram of protein per day for every kg of body weight.  To calculate that divide your body weight by 2.2 [divide pounds by 4.85].  Make sure that you are eating high fat sources of protein.

Fats: The remainder of your total daily calories will come from fat.  Make sure that you are consuming healthy fats from your protein source as well as adding in butter (not margarine), avocado oil, and coconut oil.

“Philanthropy is the Gateway to Power”

September 8 – For a “Mad Men” (AMC TV) junkie who also happens to thrive on philanthropy and service, this week’s episode was a particular thrill! Ad man boss Bertram Cooper, played by Robert Morse, reports enthusiastically to Don Draper, played by Jon Hamm, that the client was so impressed by Draper that he was invited to join the board of the soon-to-be-formed Museum of Early American Folk Art. When Draper asks why that would be of interest, Cooper declares triumphantly, “Philanthropy is the gateway to power!”

 

Proponents Say Railroad Deal Could Boost W.Va.’s Economy, Attract Jobs To Eastern Panhandle | West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Winchester & Western Railroad employee and Berkeley County native Eddie McKee said the interchange at Corning Way in Martinsburg is critical to the operation of the Winchester & Western.“This is just about the center of the railroad, and the majority of our customers is right in this area, within five miles,” McKee said.Two of those customers are the Argos cement plant and Procter & Gamble, both in Martinsburg.

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