I label. But I usually label with Post-It notes.
Question? How many Estonians in Estonia would it take to equal the amount of Jewish-identified people in the USA?
Governing a million people is done by cities and counties in the USA.
315 million people’s gonna be a lot more awkward. You wouldn’t need such a complicated system to govern Estonia. Smaller is simpler.
Less people, less geography, more central control. One of the biggest flaws in Trump’s administration is their attempt to make everything Federal. But that doesn’t work.
It’s like when Brussels tries to exercise too much authority in the EU. It’s a mess when they try.
The US has a multi-tier system. Borough, City, County, State, Federal.
Each level has a certain amount of autonomy. The mayor of a large US city is just like the PM of Estonia.
I’m talking size. You might have the same names, but the more humans you’re responsible for, the more difficult it is to give proper representation in a representative democracy.
Balance of powers in the US generally prevents major legislative tragedies. Just look how much Trump complains about lower judges and Congress and about governors of states?
He CAN’T just do what he wants.
That’s a fair point, but I’m not constantly criticizing Estonia. If you’re prattling on and on about the US, learn how it works better.
We have more than two parties. In states the size and population of Estonia, they can even wield considerable influence. Usually they’re just called “Independent”.
But at a Federal level, it’s hard to muster up the $$$$ required… as the US is ultimately an oligarchy.
In California, for example, the Green party has considerable influence. In Vermont, where I put Estonia, more socialist ideals preside.
In Florida where I am (the dick at the bottom), it’s basically a police / libertarian state – a weird combination that oddly works here, so long as you don’t draw attention to yourself.
Autocracy can’t happen in the USA without a constitutional rewrite. I just have to wait 2.5 more yrs for this clown to be gone and hope he doesn’t fuck things up TOO much. I suspect 2018 mid term elections will help a lot.
Most new Presidents overturn a past president’s executive orders if they disagree with them. What makes Trump a big weirdo is he wants ALL of Obama’s EOs gone. Weirdo.