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We're a nation of laws - whether we like them or not

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Last updated 2/7/2019 at 5:58pm

Four Washington state counties announced they will not enforce Initiative 1639, and more may follow.

I don’t understand. I was taught in high school civics class we were a federal, constitutional, democracy. I remembered the words but didn’t quite remember what they mean, so I looked them up in the dictionary.

The “democracy” part means we have the right to vote. In a pure democracy, citizens vote on everything. Any time there is a question, the people gather at the meeting place and vote on the issue. We have both too many people and too many issues to do that, so our Founding Fat...

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