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But you're ignoring the fact that languages and institutions do change and evolve.
Monarchy as an institution is not the same as it was 1,000 years ago, 500 years ago or 200 years ago. Things change.
: --Previous Message--
: Well, there can hardly be any monarcies left
: if one should follow your defintion...
: Merely because something is rare does not
: mean that we should re-define a term to
: include other things which are totally
: We have words which can describe a country
: which has a popularly elected legislature
: and where the government is formed by the
: largest group in that legislature. The fact
: that some of those countries also have an
: hereditary award distributor does not make
: those countries into monarchies.
: I am certainly not arguing that the term
: "monarchy" should only be used
: where the sovereign has absolute power. But
: to use it when the individual has absolutely
: NO power (or even influence) is a mis-use of
: I'm starting a new protest movement:
: Campaign for Princes to Occupy their Palaces
: Noel S. McFerran
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