body politic


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body politic

the. the people of a nation or the nation itself considered as a political entity; the state
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Corruption is a cancer that eats away the body politic, and unfortunately it diverts resources from where they were intended," she said.
Notwithstanding the historical significance attributed to the televised debates of the leaders of the three main British parties, talk of resurgent, reawakened interest in and for the body politic seems to have been met.
Hamas has proven itself to be a dynamic force in the body politic of the Palestinian people.
The people of Israel cohere as a nation by remaining at one in its body politic under Moses and its commitment to religious forms under God.
Interpreting the struggle for freedom primarily through their faith tradition, Southern blacks engaged the body politic with language and actions that reflected their comprehensive, densely religious ideals.
Clean Elections would not cure every problem ailing the body politic, but it would certainly help.
We weren't then, and we aren't now shy about giving our opinions about the body politic and advocating for the things we believe are important for Northerners.
Isn't it becoming pretty clear by now that the United States body politic is the patsy for the current administration's agenda -- an agenda of military industrialism (Third World war economy), social control (constitutional passivity), and the corporate-run state (modern fascism).
The information we receive forms our opinions and perceptions, eventually our laws and collective body politic.
And headlines about CEO compensation continue to rile the body politic (even though people seem to accept the fact that the New York Yankees had a payroll of more than $200 million and couldn't win a pennant).
In Getting to Amen, Lora-Ellen McKinney addresses the incompatible ideas that arise in any body politic, and offers advice on acknowledging and overcoming conflict.
If it does not fight that death curt, that cancer, within its own body politic, it is going to infect Muslim-Western relations everywhere.