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  •  Er, . . .Britain, Iceland, Isle of Man. . . (0+ / 0-)

    The Isle of Man has had a continuous parliament for over a thousand years, Iceland has a claim nearly as old and the British have a very good claim to an uninterrupted, though evolving government since 1707, at the least.

    Cheers.

    We spend money we don't have on things we don't need to create impressions that won't last on people we don't care about. Tim Jackson

    by Athenian on Mon Apr 18, 2011 at 07:06:52 PM PDT

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    •  continuous form, presently..... (1+ / 0-)
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      I was very succinct. The Isle of Wight is not a sovereign. Iceland doesn't even come close. Pay attention to the exact words: "oldest continuous form of gov't on the planet, presently."

      Our government is not an "evolved" one. Same government, with peaceful transfer of power since 1776.

      •  Of course it is an evolved one. (0+ / 0-)

        All governments evolve through reform or they change violently. Great Britain's government reformed it's way into what it is today through peaceful transfers of power just as the United States also changed its constitution in profound ways.

        Doesn't matter much though, does it.

        Cheers.

        We spend money we don't have on things we don't need to create impressions that won't last on people we don't care about. Tim Jackson

        by Athenian on Mon Apr 18, 2011 at 08:53:57 PM PDT

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