Re: Possible Constitutional Dispute brewing in Liechtenstein
Posted by William F on 23/2/2012, 23:51:46, in reply to "Re: Possible Constitutional Dispute brewing in Liechtenstein "
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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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