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I will present some facts that proves my proposition. 1. Our Constitution has withstood the test of time. Our unique form of government has survived civil wars, scandals, catastrophies, and civil unrests and have evolved and become more equitable and just. Even when we have elected "inept" presidents, our country survived. That is the beauty of our system. 2. "We the People..." our democracy is based on the strength of our citizens and their hard work and their sense of fair play and compassion. No time in history was this the case. We've had kings and emperors and dictators and tribal leaders in our past history and non has performed as well as our representative form of government. 3. Our country was founded on Judeo-Christian principles. Newt Gingrich wrote a book recently about the influence of God in our past history - "Rediscovering God in America". 4. The Bill of Rights - states plainly what rights each citizen can expect and that the government cannot infringe upon those rights. This is a "new" concept in government. The laws are there to protect the individual from government instead of suppressing them. 5. Separation of Church and State - This is one of the most miss understood elements of our government. This separation was put in place by our founding fathers such that the people and their freedom to worship is not infringed upon by their government. In the past, there are State sponsored religions that forces people to join a church and pay dues. That was one of the reason why the Pilgrims left England to search our religious freedom. 6. Free-Enterprise system - Ever since Adam Smith wrote the "Wealth of Nations", there has been a debate on which is the best form of economic system. I would say the debate is over. It has been proven time and again that capitalism is the best path to prosperity. 7. American Ingenuity - This has been shown by the number of patents produced by Americans and US Corporations. 8. Technology - The US is the only country that have landed men on the moon. 9. Defender of the free world - From defeating Facists and Nazis to Communism and to Islamo extremist, the US is the only country that have the resources and the will to defeat tyrants and despots around the world.

10. Wealth creation - From the stock market to real estate to infrastructure and insurance and banking and to the internet, the US and innovation have created wealth that benefitted everyone. The rising tide raises all boats. 11. Immigration - Another side indicator that people should consider. Why are there millions of people all over the world trying to immigrate to the US? Why are they risking their lives and breaking the law trying to escape from Cuba?

veto power is the power to override laws before that are in acted. in the UN security council,five countries have veto power, US UK France Russia China

Military–Economy synergy model
How to explain the uniqueness of US strategic objectives? In almost all other countries, military policy and defence experts take the following three points as basic presumptions: the aim of the military is to defend; the military is the tool of foreign policy; and military expenditure is a burden to economy. Even though many US experts share this perspective, US national policy can be described as its obverse: the aim of the military is freedom of action; foreign policy can be the tool of the military; and military expenditure can be the catalyst for the economy and an important source of core economic competence for the next generation. Richard R. Nelson, a US expert on national innovation, points out that defence expenditure is

one of the two most important factors in understanding the US national innovation system.[16] According to US scholar Diane Kunz, ‘the US built its Cold War hegemony on the base created by the World War II production miracle. Washington then converted the bipolar geopolitical confrontation into fuel that powered its domestic economy. This synergy proved crucial’.[17] A RAND Corporation report echoes Kunz’s observation by saying that national power is ultimately a product of the interaction of two components: a country’s ability to dominate the cycles of economic innovation at a given point in time and, thereafter, to utilize the fruits of this domination to produce effective military capabilities that, in turn, reinforce existing economic advantages while producing a stable political order.[18] The military–economy synergy manifests itself as a chain of cause and effect relations: Whoever controls space, therefore, will control the world’s oceans. Whoever controls the oceans will control the patterns of global commerce. Whoever controls the patterns of global commerce will be the wealthiest power in the world. Whoever is the wealthiest power in the world will be able to control space.[19] Put another way, it is a military–market nexus: (1) Look for resources and ye shall find, but … (2) no stability, no market; (3) no growth, no stability; (4) no resources, no growth; (5) no infrastructure, no resources; (6) no money, no infrastructure; (7) no rules, no money; (8) no security, no rules; (9) no Leviathan, no security; (10) no (American) will, no Leviathan. Understanding the military–market link is not just good business, it is good national security strategy.[20] All empires enjoyed strong linkages between their military and the other sources of national power. The link could be military–land, military–commerce, military–industry, or military–finance. The United States is no exception. The only difference in its case is that it has compresses all these links into some 230 years rather than thousands of years. Kunz accurately points out that, in 1946, George Kennan explained in his ‘long telegram’ that, for domestic reasons, ‘the Soviet Union needed a permanent enemy’: Soviet leaders are driven by necessities of their own past and present position to put forth a dogma which depicts the outside world as evil, hostile and menacing. … [Kennan] was right—not only about the Soviet Union but about the United States as well.[21]

The US being the wealthiest, strongest and most influential nation, it is worth seeing how their actions or inaction affect other nations. One notable area is US foreign aid. Being a major part of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and even helping to formulate the United Nations over 50 years ago, their actions can be felt around the world. Around the world for numerous years, many have criticized the US for cutting back on its promised obligations and responsibilities, and that furthermore, when it has provided aid, it has been tied to its own foreign policy objectives. Yet, many rich nations that provide aid can be criticized in a similar way.
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International organization participation : ADB (nonregional member), AfDB (nonregional member), ANZUS, APEC, Arctic Council, ARF, ASEAN (dialogue partner), Australia Group, BIS, BSEC (obs erver), CBSS (observer), CE (observer), CERN (observ er), CP, EAPC, EBRD, FAO, G-20, G-5, G-7, G-8, G-10, IADB, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICCt (signatory), ICRM, IDA, IEA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, IMSO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, ISO, ITSO, ITU, ITUC, MIGA, MINUSTAH, NAFTA, NATO, NEA, NSG, OAS, OECD, OPCW, OSCE, Paris Club, PCA, PIF (partner), SAARC (observer), SECI (obs erver), SPC, UN, UN Sec urity Council, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNITAR, UNMIL, UNOMIG, UNRWA, UNTSO, UPU, WCL, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO, ZC

GDP (purchasing power parity) : $14.44 trillion (2008 est.) country comparison to the world: 2 $14.38 trillion (2007 est.) $14.09 trillion (2006 est.) Note: data are in 2008 US dollars

Stock of quasi money : $10.99 trillion (31 December 2008) country comparison to the world: 1 $7.466 trillion (31 December 2007)

Industries : leading industrial power in the world, highly divers ified and tec hnologic ally advanc ed; petroleum, steel, motor vehicles, aeros pace, telec ommunic ations, chemicals, electronics, food processing, consumer goods , lumber, mining

Electricity - production : 4.11 trillion kWh (2008 est.) country comparison to the world: 1

Electricity - consumption : 3.873 trillion kWh (2008 est.) country comparison to the world: 1

COUNTRY COMPARISON :: OIL - PRODUCTION

This entry is the total oil produced in barrels per day (bbl/day ). The discrepancy between the amount of oil produced and/or imported and the amount cons umed and/or ex ported is due to the omission of stock changes, refinery gains, and other c omplicating factors.

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COUNTRY

(BBL/DAY)

1 2 3 4 5

Saudi Arabia

10,780,000

2008 est.

Ru s s i a

9,790,000

2008 est.

U n i t e d S t at e s

8,514,000

2008 est.

Iran

4,174,000

2008 est.

C hi n a

3,973,000

2008 est.

Fobes 2009
THE BILLIONAIRES 1. William Gates III u.s.

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