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Why we have borders?

Asked by Darknymph (189points) September 6th, 2008

If it’s called the united states of America, then why do we have borders dividing us.

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poofandmook's avatar

so we can have the absurdity of the Electoral College, why else?

marinelife's avatar

Because we have a group of united states. States have their own laws and government, but have ceded some powers to the Federal government (foreign affairs, defense, etc.).

Also, for the same reason we have verbs. We need them, and they make things clearer.

Jreemy's avatar

Think about it for a moment. Is it easier to take on a large undertaking as a whole, or by breaking it into parts. By sectioning the country into states, it makes governing the country easier. The Federal Govt presides over the 50 broken up chunks, the states themselves have Governors to preside over the state and it’s counties as a whole, inside your counties you have cities that are governed by mayors and then households governed by head of households and then individuality. It makes keeping a massive country such as ours in check a bit easier.

Darknymph's avatar

or we could always refer to ourselves as the American Empire.

NecroKing's avatar

All hail Julius Bushus.

wrestlemaniac's avatar

“Et tu Obamus”

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Darknymph's avatar

All I do is draw in every class, and somehow I still get A’s

cheebdragon's avatar

I doubt that.

scamp's avatar

Every country has borders, not just us. We all need boundaries, ya know?

Darknymph's avatar

Well I’m in 200 classes.

poofandmook's avatar


Darknymph's avatar

You calling me a lair?

Darknymph's avatar

And 200 is something like special ed…........

poofandmook's avatar

I would never call you a secret hiding place!

Darknymph's avatar

ugh damn spell check, I meant liar?

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