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debate
a: a verbal argument
b: a regulated discussion of a problem between two matched sides
rights
something to which one has a just claim -- often used in plural <the right to freedom of religion>
local
relating to a particular place <local news> <a local custom>
legislature
an organized body of persons having the authority to make laws
tyranny
1 : a government in which all power is in the hands of a single ruler
2 : harsh, cruel, and severe government or conduct
liberty
the condition of those who are free and independent
taxation
the act of charging money, set by authority, on persons or property for public purposes
represent
to act for or in the place of (as in a legislative body)
economic
of, relating to, or based on the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services <economic growth>
freedom
the state of being free;
not controlled by others, INDEPENDENT <a free country>
authority
persons having powers of government
representation
the act or action of representing; the state of being represented (as in a legislative body)
condemn
to declare to be wrong; to pronounce guilty
intolerable
unbearable; incapable of being put up with
correspondence
communication by letters
patriot
a person who loves his or her country and supports its authority and interests
rebel
being or fighting against one's government or ruler
rebellion
open fighting against authority (as one's government)
oppression
cruel or unjust use of authority or power
appeal
a legal proceeding by which a case is brought to a higher court for review